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Hydropower pioneer commemorated

Sep 17, 2010 1:33:57 PM - itnnews.lk

D.J. Wimalasurendra, who was instrumental in generating hydropower was commemorated today. Mr. Wimalasurendra played a significant role in meeting the energy requirements of the local population at a low cost.

A series of ceremonies was organized to mark the 136th Birth Anniversary of D.J. Wimalasurendra. The main ceremony was held near the Wimalasurendra Reservoir at Norton Bridge. Deputy General Manager of the Lakshapana Hydropower Plant C.W.P. Akarawita patronized in the garlanding of the Wimalasurendra statue. A notable feature was the conduct of a tree planting campaign in the environs of the catchment areas in parallel to this event. All night Pirith Chanting is being held at the premises of the Wimalasurendra Hydropower plant. Alms will be offered to 12 Buddhist monks tomorrow afternoon.