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“The Ray” 2015 Applications Called

Colombo, Sri Lanka: 30 January 2015

The Ray Award

TThe Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust (RWCT), in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), is pleased to announce “The Ray” Award for Innovation for the second time.

“The Ray” is a life-time honour awarded once every three years in memory of the late Ray Wijewardene, the foremost inventor produced by Sri Lanka, to help a recognised inventor to commercialise his or her invention.

The Trust invites all past winners of the Presidential Award, presented by the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, to apply for this award by or before 15 March 2015.

“The Ray” is presented to encourage on-going innovation and enterprise in areas of public interest and continue Ray Wijewardene’s vision of innovation among Lankans.

The RWCT, which has appointed an independent panel of judges, would award a plaque and a citation to the winner of “The Ray”. The Commercial Bank would award a substantial gift to assist the winner to prepare his/her invention for commercialisation.

The University of Moratuwa would provide the technical support to convert the winner’s invention to a product or process ready for the market.
The Ray Award ceremony is scheduled to be held on 24 August 2015.

All applications must use the given format, available for download in pdf format below.

The RWCT was established in January 2011 to promote and sustain the vision and ideas of Ray Wijewardene. It aims to recognise and support innovations in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, engineering and aeronautics – disciplines and pursuits that were close to his heart for over half a century.

The Ray Award 2015 Application Form (in English)

The Ray Award 2015 Application Form (in Sinhala)