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2014

‘Man for All Elements’ honoured
Daily FT, 8 Nov 2014
http://www.ft.lk/2014/11/08/man-for-all-elements-honoured/

Dr Ray Wijewardene honoured in stamp issue
Sunday Times, 2 Nov 2014
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/141102/news/dr-ray-wijewardene-honoured-with-stamp-issue-125921.html

Honouring Ray Wijewardene
Daily Mirror, 31 Oct 2014
http://www.dailymirror.lk/55575/honouring-ray-wijewardene

Is Entrepreneurship recognized and rewarded in Sri Lanka?
By Nayomini Weerasooriya
Daily Mirror, 13 June 2014
http://www.dailymirror.lk/business/features/48382-is-entrepreneurship-recognized-and-rewarded-in-sri-lanka.html

Undying passion gives birth to waveless boat
Daily Mirror, 26 May 2014
http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/47540-undying-passion-gives-birth-to-the-wave-less-boat-.html

Eco-friendly Boat launched
The Nation, 25 May 2014
http://www.nation.lk/edition/biz-news/item/29505-eco-friendly-boat-launched.html

Waveless boat makes maiden voyage at Colombo Rowing Club
The Sunday Times, 25 May 2014
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140525/sunday-times-2/waveless-boat-makes-maiden-voyage-at-colombo-rowing-club-100112.html

Award-winning inventor launches wave-less boat in honour of Ray Wijewardene
Daily FT, 23 May 2014
http://www.ft.lk/2014/05/23/award-winning-inventor-launches-wave-less-boat-in-honour-of-ray-wijewardene/

2013

හේන් ගොවිතැනපාදඩකරණයෙන්’ බේරා ගත හැකිද?
Can chena (shifting) cultivation be restored to original form?
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 29 September 2013
http://wp.me/p3zUD-2ql

Curiosity doesn’t necessarily kill the cat
Daily FT, 27 Aug 2013
http://www.ft.lk/2013/08/27/curiosity-doesnt-necessarily-kill-the-cat/

රේ විජේවර්ධනටහූ’ කියූ අපේ පරිසරවේදියෝ
Our Environmentalists who ‘booed’ Ray Wijewardene
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 25 August 2013
http://wp.me/p3zUD-2o5

Mahesh Amalean to deliver Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013
Daily FT, 22 Aug 2013
http://www.ft.lk/2013/08/22/mahesh-amalean-to-deliver-ray-wijewardene-memorial-lecture-2013-today/

‘You’ve got to get out there with an innovative mind’
The Sunday Times, 18 Aug 2013
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/130818/plus/youve-got-to-get-out-there-with-an-innovative-mind-58229.html

  SALT Can Save Lanka’s Upcountry Land and Soil
By Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 18 August 2013
http://collidecolumn.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/when-worlds-collide-79-salt-can-save-lankas-upcountry-land-and-soil/

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
http://wp.me/p3zUD-2nF

2012

Being ingenious at the nano scale
Daily FT, 14 Nov 2012
http://www.ft.lk/2012/11/14/being-ingenious-at-the-nano-scale/

World Competitive Innovation
Daily Mirror, 14 Nov 2012
http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/15839-innovations-that-resolve-social-issues-are-the-need-of-the-hour-anil-gupta.html

Creating Innovative Ripples without Waves…
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 28 October 2012
http://collidecolumn.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/when-worlds-collide-39-creating-innovative-ripples-without-waves/

ප‍්‍රවාහන විප්ලවයක් කළ හැකි රළ නොනඟන බෝට්ටුව
Many real world challenges for grassroots innovators
Ravaya, 28 October 2012
www.tiny.cc/ISWK

The Ray Award 2012: Profiles of 5 shortlisted nominees and winner
Daily Mirror, 24 October 2012
Pdf iconhttp://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/22926-ray-award.html

Venture Capital scope should be broadened to help innovators: Prof. Vitarana
Daily Mirror, 19 Oct 2012
http://www.dailymirror.lk/business/other/22822-venture-capital-scope-should-be-broadened-to-help-innovators-prof-vitarana-.html

Looking to the horizon with bigger dreams
The Sunday Times, 21 Oct 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121021/plus/looking-to-the-horizon-with-bigger-dreams-17404.html

Wave-less boat inventor Karunathilaka wins ‘The Ray’ award for innovation
Daily FT, 18 Oct 2012
http://www.ft.lk/2012/10/18/wave-less-boat-inventor-karunathilaka-wins-the-ray-award-for-innovation/

A Wave-less boat invented in Sri Lanka
News.lk, 18 Oct 2012
http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/3442-a-wave-less-boat-invented-in-sri-lanka

Reviving old modes of transportation
Daily FT, 16 Oct 2012
http://www.ft.lk/2012/10/16/reviving-old-modes-of-transportation/

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
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121014/plus/coir-machine-that-takes-on-1000-husks-an-hour-16044.html

When lightning strikes this surge diverter will do its bit
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Sankha Nanayakkara
The Sunday Times, 7 Oct 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121007/plus/when-lightning-strikes-this-surge-diverter-will-do-its-bit-15190.html

Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Dr S J B Lenadora
The Sunday Times, 30 Sept 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121007/plus/when-lightning-strikes-this-surge-diverter-will-do-its-bit-15190.html

On course on his eco-friendly boat
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, I S W Karunatilake
The Sunday Times, 23 Sept 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120923/plus/on-course-on-his-eco-friendly-boat-13240.html

Ringing out the rubber clean and waste free
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Sunil Somasiri Gomes
The Sunday Times, 16 Sept 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120916/plus/ringing-out-the-rubber-clean-and-waste-free-12248.html

Chest doc’s efficient ventohaler
Profile of The Ray Award nominee, Dr Anil Goonetilleke
The Sunday Times, 9 Sept 2012
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120909/plus/chest-docs-efficient-ventohaler-11102.html

Riding into Healthy Cities, or Dreaming of SUVs?
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ceylon Today, 26 Feb 2012
http://collidecolumn.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/when-worlds-collide-4-riding-into-healthy-cities-or-dreaming-of-suvs/

නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ට සැබෑ ලෝකයෙන් අභියෝග රැසක්
Many real world challenges for grassroots innovators
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 8 January 2012
http://tiny.cc/AKG2

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
http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/15839-innovations-that-resolve-social-issues-are-the-need-of-the-hour-anil-gupta.html

In conversation with Prof. Anil K Gupta: Grassroots innovation and development (text + video)
Grounviews.org
2 January 2012
http://groundviews.org/2012/01/02/in-conversation-with-prof-anil-k-gupta-grassroots-innovation-and-development/

ගැටළු විසඳන අසම්මත චින්තනයට ඉඩ දෙන්න!
Let mavericks solve our everyday problems! (in Sinhala)
by Nalaka Gunawardene
Ravaya, 1 January 2012
http://tiny.cc/AKG1

2011

The Interview: Prof Anil K Gupta
Broadcast by Young Asia Television
25 Dec 2011
http://youngasia.tv/the-interview/prof-anil-k-gupta-editor/

Wanted: More ‘Idiots’ to tackle grassroots innovation challenges
By Nalaka Gunawardene
The Sunday Times, 25 December 2011
http://sundaytimes.lk/111225/BusinessTimes/bt14.html

Renaissance Man and the Grassroots Guru
By Sunela Jayawardene
The Sunday Times, 25 December 2011
http://sundaytimes.lk/111225/Plus/plus_13.html

Trekking the Untrodden Path in search of Innovators
The Sunday Times, 18 Dec 2011
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/111218/Plus/plus_05.html

Rs 1 Million Prize
The Sunday Leader, 18 Dec 2011
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/12/18/rs-1-mn-prize/

Unleash Sri Lanka’s Grassroots Innovators!
By Nalaka Gunawardene
The Nation, 18 Dec 2011
http://www.nation.lk/2011/12/18/eyefea2.htm

3 Idiots and Honey Bee Network launch India’s Grassroots Innovators into a new orbit
Moving Images blog, 16 Dec 2011
http://nalakagunawardene.com/2011/12/16/3-idiots-and-honey-bee-network-launch-indias-grassroots-innovators-into-a-new-orbit/

Prof Anil K Gupta rekindles the innovative spirit of Ray Wijewardene
Moving Images blog, 13 Dec 2011
http://nalakagunawardene.com/2011/12/13/prof-anil-k-gupta-rekindles-the-innovative-spirit-of-ray-wijewardene/

The late, great Ray
The Sunday Times, 11 Dec 2011
http://sundaytimes.lk/111211/Plus/plus_07.html

Harnessing knowledge: Grassroots innovations for inclusive development
Daily FT, 8 Dec 2011
http://www.ft.lk/2011/12/07/harnessing-knowledge-grassroots-innovations-for-inclusive-development/

A Hive of Ideas
Daily FT, 6 Dec 2011
http://www.ft.lk/2011/12/06/a-hive-of-ideas/

Indian Professor to honour Lanka’s Renaissance Man
The Sunday Times, 4 December 2011
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/111204/Plus/plus_23.html

Mission to inspire local inventors
The Nation, 9 October 2011
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/10/02/the-ray-wijewardene-charitable-trust-launches-website/

The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust launches website
The Sunday Leader, 2 October 2011
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/10/02/the-ray-wijewardene-charitable-trust-launches-website/

The ‘Ray’ in cyberspace
Daily Mirror, 1 October 2011
http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/57787.html 

Preserving the legacy of Ray Wijewardene
Daily Financial Times, 1 October 2011
http://www.ft.lk/2011/10/01/preserving-the-legacy-of-ray-wijewardene/

Ray Wijewardena website launch
Daily News, 27 September 2011
http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/09/27/fea26.asp

Sri Lanka aviator, scientist remembered online
Lanka Business Online, 22 September 2011
http://www.lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=274459111

TVEAP unveils new website on outstanding Sri Lankan scientist and visionary
TVE Asia Pacific News, 25 August 2011
http://www.tveap.org/?q=rws0111.php

Ray Wijewardene: Charitable Trust formed
Daily News, 8 March 2011
http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/08/fea37.asp

Ray's vision will live on with Charitable Trust
The Sunday TImes, 27 February 2011
http://sundaytimes.lk/110227/Plus/plus_17.html

2010

Ray's vision will live on
The Sunday Times, 3 October 2010
http://sundaytimes.lk/101003/Plus/plus_12.html

Ray Wijewardene's legecy to be preserved
Daily Mirror, 1 October 2010
http://print.dailymirror.lk/features/features/22990.html

 

 

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