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Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust

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The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust was established in January 2011 to promote the vision and ideas of the late Dr Ray Wijewardene, the illustrious Sri Lankan engineer, inventor and specialist in both tropical farming and renewable energy.  

The Trust will recognise and support innovation in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, engineering and aeronautics – disciplines and pursuits that were close to his heart for over half a century.

It will also preserve his personal archives, and act as the sole guardian of the Ray Wijewardene brand name, and all that it stands for.

The Trust was incorporated under the Trust Ordinance of Sri Lanka. Registration No: 2505

“Ray was an extraordinary Sri Lankan who had a clear vision for making Sri Lanka prosperous and self-reliant using our own brains, skills and natural resources. We who had the rare privilege of working with him now dedicate ourselves to continuing the pursuit of excellence, innovation and spirit of inquiry that characterised Ray’s entire life.”

- Professor Malik Ranasinghe, Chair of the Board, Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust