Vidyajothi Dr. Ray Wijewardena, known as the Father of Dendro Power Generation in Sri Lanka, passed away today.
He died after a brief illness. Dendro power is the generation of electricity from sustainably grown biomass that is fuel wood.
His accomplishments in the sphere of engineering are almost unparalleled among his countrymen. Dr. Ray Wijewardena was conferred the title of Vidyajothi in 1988 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Moratuwa in 1994 in recognition of his contributions to Science and Technology.
His funeral will take place at the General Cemetery Kanatte at 2.00 p.m. tomorrow.