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Lankans bag gold in Inventors' Awards


Prof. K. D. N. Weerasinghe and Jayashanka Seneviratne

Two Sri Lankan scholars, Prof. K. D. N. Weerasinghe and Jayashanka Seneviratne recently received a gold medal from the International Federation of Inventors' Association (IFIA) for inventing a modern computer electronic equipment used to measure the intensity of rainfall and forecasting weather, floods and earth slips.

The award ceremony was held in Suzhou, China in the presence of a large number of Sri Lankan expatriates. A ceremony was also held in Colombo to felicitate the two gold medallists. Prof. Weerasinghe and Seneviratna are attached to the Agro-Science Technology Institute, Mapalagama.

Prof. Weerasinghe said competitors from 45 countries across the world took part in the competition.

In a special message by Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana thanked the two Sri Lankans for their efforts.

He has also assured the Ministry's assistance to help inventors.

 

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