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Board of Advisors

Ray standing besides his plane, Lihiniya

In addition to the Board of Trustees, which comprises the legal custodians of the Trust, it has been decided to form an informal Board of Advisors. Members of the latter group would be drawn from among individuals who knew and/or worked with Ray Wijewardene. They are expected to provide sector specific advice and guidance to the Trust on an occasional basis, and also serve as Goodwill Ambassadors promoting the charity.

The following have already consented to be Advisors (listed in no particular order):
Captain Elmo Jayawardena
Airline pilot and pilot trainer; award-winning author of fiction;
Founder and President, CandleAid Lanka (formerly AFLAC)
Lalith Seneviratne
Electronics and electrical engineer;
Promoter of rural renewable energy, and Ashoka Fellow.
Dr Ranjith Mahindapala
Programme Manager, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ms Priyanthi Fernando
Executive Director, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA);
Gender and development specialist
Renton de Alwis
Natural resource management specialist;
Former Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourist Board Former Vice President, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Asoka Abeygunawardana
Executive Director, Energy Forum of Sri Lanka
Vidya Jyothi Ashley De Vos
Architect, archaeologist, heritage conservation specialist.
Chandran Rutnam
President & CEO, Asian Film Location Services (Pvt) Ltd.,
Film producer and director; founder, LionAir
Parakrama Jayasinghe
President, Bio-Energy Association of Sri Lanka
Rohan Gomis, Chairman, Repcon Group of Companies