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‘Man for All Elements’ honoured
Daily FT, 8 Nov 2014

Dr Ray Wijewardene honoured in stamp issue
Sunday Times, 2 Nov 2014

Honouring Ray Wijewardene
Daily Mirror, 31 Oct 2014

Is Entrepreneurship recognized and rewarded in Sri Lanka?
By Nayomini Weerasooriya
Daily Mirror, 13 June 2014

Undying passion gives birth to waveless boat
Daily Mirror, 26 May 2014

Eco-friendly Boat launched
The Nation, 25 May 2014

Waveless boat makes maiden voyage at Colombo Rowing Club
The Sunday Times, 25 May 2014

Award-winning inventor launches wave-less boat in honour of Ray Wijewardene
Daily FT, 23 May 2014


හේන් ගොවිතැනපාදඩකරණයෙන්’ බේරා ගත හැකිද?
Can chena (shifting) cultivation be restored to original form?
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 29 September 2013

Curiosity doesn’t necessarily kill the cat
Daily FT, 27 Aug 2013

රේ විජේවර්ධනටහූ’ කියූ අපේ පරිසරවේදියෝ
Our Environmentalists who ‘booed’ Ray Wijewardene
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 25 August 2013

Mahesh Amalean to deliver Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013
Daily FT, 22 Aug 2013

‘You’ve got to get out there with an innovative mind’
The Sunday Times, 18 Aug 2013

  SALT Can Save Lanka’s Upcountry Land and Soil
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 18 August 2013

හරිත විප්ලවය නිසා අපේ ගොවිතැන මංමුලා වුණා!” – රේ විජේවර්ධන
Our farming went astray due to the Green Revolution – Ray Wijewardene
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 18 August 2013


Being ingenious at the nano scale
Daily FT, 14 Nov 2012

World Competitive Innovation
Daily Mirror, 14 Nov 2012

Creating Innovative Ripples without Waves…
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 28 October 2012

ප‍්‍රවාහන විප්ලවයක් කළ හැකි රළ නොනඟන බෝට්ටුව
Many real world challenges for grassroots innovators
Ravaya, 28 October 2012

The Ray Award 2012: Profiles of 5 shortlisted nominees and winner
Daily Mirror, 24 October 2012
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Venture Capital scope should be broadened to help innovators: Prof. Vitarana
Daily Mirror, 19 Oct 2012

Looking to the horizon with bigger dreams
The Sunday Times, 21 Oct 2012

Wave-less boat inventor Karunathilaka wins ‘The Ray’ award for innovation
Daily FT, 18 Oct 2012

A Wave-less boat invented in Sri Lanka, 18 Oct 2012

Reviving old modes of transportation
Daily FT, 16 Oct 2012

Coir machine that takes on 1000 husks an hour
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, R M Dammika Sujith Rathnayake
The Sunday Times, 14 Oct 2012

When lightning strikes this surge diverter will do its bit
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Sankha Nanayakkara
The Sunday Times, 7 Oct 2012

Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Dr S J B Lenadora
The Sunday Times, 30 Sept 2012

On course on his eco-friendly boat
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, I S W Karunatilake
The Sunday Times, 23 Sept 2012

Ringing out the rubber clean and waste free
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Sunil Somasiri Gomes
The Sunday Times, 16 Sept 2012

Chest doc’s efficient ventohaler
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Dr Anil Goonetilleke
The Sunday Times, 9 Sept 2012

Riding into Healthy Cities, or Dreaming of SUVs?
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 26 Feb 2012

නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ට සැබෑ ලෝකයෙන් අභියෝග රැසක්
Many real world challenges for grassroots innovators
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 8 January 2012

Innovations that Resolve Social Issues are the need of the hour - Anil Gupta
Interview with Dr Anil K Gupta (text + video)
Daily Mirror, 2 January 2012

In conversation with Prof. Anil K Gupta: Grassroots innovation and development (text + video)
2 January 2012

ගැටළු විසඳන අසම්මත චින්තනයට ඉඩ දෙන්න!
Let mavericks solve our everyday problems! (in Sinhala)
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 1 January 2012


The Interview: Prof Anil K Gupta
Broadcast by Young Asia Television
25 Dec 2011

Wanted: More ‘Idiots’ to tackle grassroots innovation challenges
By Nalaka Gunawardene
The Sunday Times, 25 December 2011

Renaissance Man and the Grassroots Guru
By Sunela Jayawardene
The Sunday Times, 25 December 2011

Trekking the Untrodden Path in search of Innovators
The Sunday Times, 18 Dec 2011

Rs 1 Million Prize
The Sunday Leader, 18 Dec 2011

Unleash Sri Lanka’s Grassroots Innovators!
By Nalaka Gunawardene
The Nation, 18 Dec 2011

3 Idiots and Honey Bee Network launch India’s Grassroots Innovators into a new orbit
Moving Images blog, 16 Dec 2011

Prof Anil K Gupta rekindles the innovative spirit of Ray Wijewardene
Moving Images blog, 13 Dec 2011

The late, great Ray
The Sunday Times, 11 Dec 2011

Harnessing knowledge: Grassroots innovations for inclusive development
Daily FT, 8 Dec 2011

A Hive of Ideas
Daily FT, 6 Dec 2011

Indian Professor to honour Lanka’s Renaissance Man
The Sunday Times, 4 December 2011

Mission to inspire local inventors
The Nation, 9 October 2011

The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust launches website
The Sunday Leader, 2 October 2011

The ‘Ray’ in cyberspace
Daily Mirror, 1 October 2011 

Preserving the legacy of Ray Wijewardene
Daily Financial Times, 1 October 2011

Ray Wijewardena website launch
Daily News, 27 September 2011

Sri Lanka aviator, scientist remembered online
Lanka Business Online, 22 September 2011

TVEAP unveils new website on outstanding Sri Lankan scientist and visionary
TVE Asia Pacific News, 25 August 2011

Ray Wijewardene: Charitable Trust formed
Daily News, 8 March 2011

Ray's vision will live on with Charitable Trust
The Sunday TImes, 27 February 2011


Ray's vision will live on
The Sunday Times, 3 October 2010

Ray Wijewardene's legecy to be preserved
Daily Mirror, 1 October 2010



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