Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority conducted the 5th Annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards -2011 in Colombo on 30th August 2012. Chandima Jayaweera was recognized as the the Most Outstanding Chauffeur Tourist Guide ( Nature & Wildlife ). He is one of the best bird and wildlife tour guides in Sri Lanka. In the last 22 years he was in this field and during this period he has given his service to most popular birdwatchers in the world.
In July 2011, he had a tour with Mr. Michael Grunwell , his plan was to get all 33 endemics in just a week. They successfully recorded all 33 endemic species in a week. After the tour Grunwell said, “I was lucky with my choice of guide as he is a professional guide/driver with years of experience. He has excellent vision and good road-eyes, he is good with calls and has a comprehensive range of sound recordings, if you want a low-stress, hassle-free trip then Chandima is your man”.