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Commemoration of the 79th Birth Anniversary and 8th Death Anniversary of Emeritus Professor J N O Fernando will be held on 05th March 2023 at the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Rajagiriya. Emeritus Professor J N O Fernando Memorial Oration will be delivered by the eminent Chemist, our own alumni member Dr. Piyal Ariyananda Head – Global Innovations, Stretchline Holdings Ltd.
There will be other activities parallel to the above event during this period such as religious ceremonies, the knowledge quiz for Prof J N O Fernando Memorial Shield, etc. These events are jointly organized by the J N O Fernando Commemoration Committee and the Student Association of CCS.
5th March 2023
4.00 – 4.30 PM Arrival of Guests and Refreshments
4.30 – 4.40 p.m. Welcome Speech by Mr. N M S Hettigedara
President, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon
4.40 – 4.45 p.m. Reading of the orator’s citation
Dr. Gobika Thiripuranathar
Head, Department of Chemistry & Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon
4.45 – 5.30 p.m. 8th Emeritus Professor J N O Fernando Memorial Oration
Dr. Piyal Ariyananda
“Down the memory lane with Prof. JNO and his vision on industry and Academia”
Head – Global Innovations, Stretchline Holdings Ltd.
5.30 – 5.40 p.m. Awarding of prizes to the winners of Prof. J N O Fernando Memorial Inter-Level Chemistry Knowledge Quiz
5.40 – 6.00 p.m. Garlanding of Professor J N O Fernando’s statue