Prof. J.N.O. Fernando honoured
SCIENTIST Professor J.N. Oleap Fernando was honoured at the
ceremonial opening of the J.N.O. Fernando Hall at the Institute of
Chemistry and College of Chemical Sciences building in Rajagiriya on
A portrait of Prof. Fernando done in oils by President-elect of the
Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Mevan Pieris was unveiled by Chief Guest
Bishop of Colombo Rt. Revd. Duleep de Chikera.
Dr. Lakshmi Arambewela, President of the Institute of Chemistry, gave
the welcome address and Emeritus Professor Nalini Ratnasiri, the Guest
of Honour, spoke admiringly of Prof. Fernando's untiring efforts in the
cause of science, of chemical education and of education in general.
Professor Gunaherath, from the Open University proposed the Vote of
Thanks. Dr. R.D. Gunaratne, another Thomian and the Master of
Ceremonies, acquitted himself very well with scientific precision.