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Ranawaka Attends 136th Birthday Celebrations (Photos)

Sep 17, 2010 4:26:24 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka attended the 136th birthday celebrations of ‘the father of hydro-power energy’ D J Wimalasurendra today.

Wimalasurendra fought to have a small hydro power station built harnessing the waters of the Kirivaneliya (now Laxapana) waterfall. He made significant contributions to the hydro power generation industry.

The celebrations were held at the Electricity Board in Fort. Ranawaka ceremoniously garlanded a commemmorative bust of Wimalasurendra. He also spoke at the event. Minister Champika Ranawaka at the event Garlanding the bust of Wimalasurendra Greetings exhanged Ranawaka examining the power and energy website Ranawaka speaking at the event Garlanding A vision The Garlanded Bust