The aircraft created by the late Professor Ray Wijewardene was handed over to the Air Force Museum at Ratmalana yesterday. This was handed over to the Museum by State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene. The three daughters of Professor Wijewardene, Anoma Wijewardene, Rohini Goonaratne and Mandi Madanayake, Air Force Commander Air Marshall Kolitha Gunatilleke and Air Vice Marshall Ajantha Silva were also present. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
He was a great man. Man of very rare kind. Many senior politicians in many Governments did not understand how to make use of his talents. They were only talking about security threats.
Ranjith Friday, 05 June 2015 07:10 AM
Pretext of security threats, suppressing the talented is very easy
kATIE Friday, 05 June 2015 10:54 AM
Yes this is the exact plane that was taken from Chandran Ratnam and subsequently returned to its rightful owner after confiscation and now handed over to the air force.
Gamarala Friday, 05 June 2015 12:10 PM
The late Mr.Ray Wijewardena was a genius. He was the originator of the 2 wheel hand held tactor ( the orignal Land-master) , which is now popular in all developing countries. Besides that he built his own helicopter.
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