This invention has already received the Sri Lankan Patent (No 18447)
Kelum Perera, who graduated from the Department of Physics and Electronics, University of Kelaniya, has invented a remote controlled regulator for ceiling fans. The device can be controlled using a mobile phone, thanks to the scientific research he has been engaged in since 2014.
Perera, who did research in order to assemble a ceiling fan regulator for the first time, is presently pursuing his PhD in Kent State University in USA.
Professor S. R. D. Kalingamudali of the Department of Physics and Electronics, University of Kelaniya said that the significance of this invention underscored the fact that a mobile phone could be used to operate more than one ceiling fan at any give time.
The Research Council of the University of Kelaniya is conducting research on a number of inventions.
As a result of the research conducted by the Department of Physics and Electronics, this creation has successfully been acknowledged as an invention in November 2014.
Sri Lankan Patent Application for that invention was filed on 29 September 2015 and the special gazettes notification for that was published on August 23, 2019. This invention has already received the Sri Lankan Patent (No 18447). In 2015 Nuwangi Cooray modified the product using Bluetooth technology with a mobile application.
The agreement conferring the full responsibility of manufacturing and selling the product to Orel Corporation (pvt) Limited was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya D. M. Semasinghe who represented the university. Managing Director at Orel Corporation Kushan Kodituwakku was the other party to the deal. The signing of documents took pkace at the Senate Room of the university on October 29, 2019 .
The event was graced by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Professor D. M. Semasinghe, the head of the Department of Physics and Electronics, Professor S. R. D. Kalingamudali, the Dean of the faculty of Science, the Managing Director of Orel Corporation (pvt) Limited, Kushan Kodituwakku and the Director of UBL Cell company Professor M. P. Deeyamulla.
The head of the Department of Physics and Electronics, Professor S. R. D. Kalingamudali said that new products based on this invention would be released to the market within the next three months.