Inventor Ray dies

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Vidyajothi Dr. Ray Wijewardena, known as the Father of Dendro Power Generation in Sri Lanka, passed away today after a brief illness. Dendro power is the generation of electricity from sustainably grown biomass (fuel wood).

His accomplishments in the sphere of engineering are almost unparalleled among his countrymen.

Dr. Ray Wijewardena was conferred the title of Vidyajothi in 1988 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Moratuwa in 1994 in recognition of his contributions to Science and Technology.

His funeral will take place tomorrow at 2pm at the Borella cemetery. (Daily Mirror online)




 

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  • Nizam Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:52 AM

    A wonderful engineer who did practicle engineering. May God Bless you.

    Elaris Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:00 AM

    A true son of Sri Lanka

    Sushla I. Vitarana Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:10 AM

    A thorough gentleman, good soul with goodwill towards all and sundry; marvelous brain that should be born over and over again in SL, until he attains blissful Nibbana.Goodbye Sir. Vitaarna

    Barana Ganithaya Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:39 AM

    A truly marvellous mind! A talented Engineer! Sri Lanka will miss You.

    sunil wickramasinghe Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:03 PM

    A great son of mother-Lanka!

    SL Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 AM

    Great engineer and a human. May he attain nibbana.

    Watchman Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 AM

    Deepest sympaties. Lost of a great engineer to the nation.

    Tintin Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:52 AM

    A worthy son of Mother Lanka has passed away. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

    KJ Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:09 AM

    May he attain Nibbana. What great person he was

    Janaka Galappatthy Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:20 AM

    Sir, Although you have passed away, you live in our hearts being a great Engineer and as a Firendly person. Sir may you attain Nirvana!

    Lam Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:18 AM

    Dendro power is worst technology for power generation and practically it is not good for producing huge power

    arshad Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:25 AM

    Loss to the whole nation May God bless his soul

    xlntgson Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:54 AM

    A real inventor in a country where you find lots of impostors, pseudo intellectuals claiming patent rights for common already existing things.

    Sanath R Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:21 AM

    It is a great loss to the entire nation.

    PJ Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:28 AM

    A true Inventor!!! Edison of my age...

    We couldn't get the real benefits of his inventions, because of our politics.

    May Attain Nirvana! Sir.

    Dush Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:06 AM

    Dr.Ray was also the original designer of the 'Land Master'. (Two wheeled hand tractor) Unfortunately he did not obtain patent rights at that time. (1950) Presently SL imports two wheeled tractors for agricultural and related needs.

    A great loss to the Nation.

    Dazan Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:07 AM

    Good Bye Sir

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:13 AM

    Lost a good engineer & a good gentleman !. May you attain Nirvana !


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