Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2017

21 Sep 2017 12:22 PM | IESL (Administrator)

The annual Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture for the year was held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) on Monday, 7th September 2017.  Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, Founder CEO and chief architect of WSO2 delivered this year’s lecture on the topic  ‘Nobody to Leader:  Achieving Global Leadership  with Software' which dealt with status of software industry in Sri Lanka, its penetration in to world markets, and future prospects.


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 preceded 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. Jayavilal Meegoda. The Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene  Memorial Lecture was  first held in 2011 and this is the 7th lecture of its kind to held by the IESL. Welcoming the capacity audience that attended,  Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda 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 promoting the vision and ideas of Later Dr. Ray Wijewardene.


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