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Ray Wijewardene
Legacy of a Visionary Sri Lankan Scientist

Philip Revatha (Ray) Wijewardene (1924 – 2010) was an extraordinary Sri Lankan who was called a Renaissance Man. Educated at two of the most prestigious universities in the world (Cambridge and Harvard), he excelled in many different areas of human endeavour: agriculture, aviation, engineering design, inventions, renewable energy technologies and water sports.

The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust (RWCT) was established in early 2011 to promote Ray’s vision and ideas in Sri Lanka. The Trust will support innovation in areas that were close to Ray’s heart. This website is the Trust’s first public activity to preserve Ray’s legacy.

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133, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
GPS: N. 06’ 54.76” E. 79’ 51.57”
Phone: +94 777 349 079 and +94 777 480 717
Email: trust[at]  

This website is designed and maintained by TVE Asia Pacific as a public information resource. All unsigned text written by Nalaka Gunawardene.

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Ray Wijewardene stamp, issued on 31 Oct 2014

Ray Wijewardene
was honoured
by the Sri Lanka Post with a postage stamp
and first day cover on
31 October 2014.
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Dr Anil Kumar Gupta
The winner of “The Ray” announced at a gala awards ceremony held on
17 October 2012
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