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Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture

The Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture is a key activity by RWCT that seeks to nurture innovation in Sri Lanka.

Organised jointly with the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), the Lecture is delivered by an eminent scholar or professional on an aspect related to Ray’s illustrious career. It is held at IESL Auditorium in Colombo, and open to the public free of charge.

Dr Anil Gupta delivered the inaugaral Ray Wijewardene memorial lecture, 13 Dec 2011

The inaugural Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture was delivered on 13 December 2011 by Dr Anil Kumar Gupta, a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad, India, and Founder of the acclaimed Honey Bee Network. He spoke on “Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development: From Rhetoric to Reality”.

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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

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