Sri Lankan Textile Designer and Chartered Textile Technologist Chandramani Thenuwara bestowed with The Institute Medal 2019 for Design at the 109th AGM and AWARD EVENT of the TEXTILE INSTITUTE UK the Institute that conducts Charter exams by Royal Charter.

The Award, which is a First for Sri Lanka is given to professional designers or group of designers who have devoted themselves to, and made substantial contributions in the field of textile design and design management – The medal was presented to her by the Chairman of the Textile Institute, UK, Helen Rowe, in the presence of Prof. Rohana Kuruppu, the Chairman of the Textile Institute, Sri Lanka Section during a ceremony held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK, recently. She was proposed and nominated for this award by the Chairman of the Textile Institute-Sri Lanka Section, Professor Rohana U Kuruppu, FTI. C.Text and the Head of Brandix College Ratmalana.