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Philip Revatha (Ray) Wijewardene
Curriculum vitae

Ray WijewardeneBorn: 20 August 1924 in Colombo, Ceylon
Died: 18 August 2010 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ladies’ College, Colombo
St Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia
Peterhouse College, Cambridge University
Harvard Business School

Qualifications and Honours
M.A. Cantab
Chartered Engineer, UK and Sri Lanka
Diploma in Advance Management, Harvard Business School

Doctor of Science (honoris causa), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Doctor of Science (honoris causa), University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka
Fellow, Silsoe College, University of Cranfield, UK
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka
Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

National Honours from the Government of Sri Lanka
Vidya Jyothi (Luminary of Science), 1988
Deshamanya (Pride of the Nation), 2002

Sporting accomplishments (international competitive sailing)
Represented Sri Lanka at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Represented Sri Lanka at 6th Asian Games in Bangkok (Silver medal)

 Key Positions held (partial list)
• 1973 – 1974: Head of Agricultural Engineering, Mechanization and Automation Research Centre
  (MARDI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• 1975 – 1980: Head of Agricultural Engineering and Research Division, International Institute of
  Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria
• 1989 – 1999: Chairman, Tea Research Board, Sri Lanka
• 2002 – 2007: Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Board Positions (selective list)
Public sector
• Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka
Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS)
Coconut Development Authority
Coconut Research Board
Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka
Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
• Presidential Task Force on Science and Technology, Sri Lanka

Corporate sector
Air Ceylon Limited
• Walkers Limited
• Aircraft Owners & Pilots’ Association (AOPA), Sri Lanka

Non-profit sector
Energy Forum of Sri Lanka
Bio-Energy Association of Sri Lanka

Married: Seela de Mel
Children: Anoma, Roshini, Mandy
Grandchildren: Rehan, Anisha, Francesca