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IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2015

01 Dec 2015 2:25 PM | IESL (Administrator)

The annual Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture for the year 2105 was held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) on Monday, 30th November, 2015.  Mr. Deepal Sooriyaarachchi – Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission delivered this year’s lecture on the topic ‘Shall We Nationalize Innovation' which dealt with how to integrate the culture of innovation in to wider society making innovation relevant not only to business and education but also to life itself.

The memorial lecture was organized jointly by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and Ray Wjewardene Charitable Trust, a  charitable organization established for the promotion of the vision and ideas of Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene . The lecture was preceeded by the traditional lighting of the Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of Late Dr Ray Wijewardene by the President of  the IESL,  Eng. Wimalasena Gamage. The Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene  Memorial Lecture was  first held in 2011 and this is the 5th lecture of its kind to held. Welcoming the capacity audience that attended  Eng. Wimalasena Gamage described the Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene as a person who excelled in many human endeavors.  Prof. Malik Ranasinghe, Chairman of the Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust briefed the audience  about  the work that the Trust is involved in in promoting the vision and ideas of Later Dr. Ray Wijewardene

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