The commemoration of the 77th Birth Anniversary and 6th Death Anniversary of Emeritus Professor J N O Fernando

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The commemoration of the 77th Birth Anniversary and 6th Death Anniversary of Emeritus Professor J N O Fernando was held virtually, via Zoom, on the 3rd of March 2021. An alms giving to the Sunshine Home for elders, Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa, was conducted on the same morning. The ceremony started off with the welcome address delivered by the President of the IChemC, Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake, followed by a commemoration speech dedicated to Emeritus Professor W S Fernando, presented by Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Vice Chancellor of University of Sri Jayewardenepura & a Past President of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. The Orator’s citation was read by Dr. Dinesha Dabera, Battery Scientist at Johnson Matthey PLC, UK & a member of the CCS Alumni Association. The Professor J N O Fernando Memorial Oration was delivered by Mr M R M Haniffa, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the Open University of Sri Lanka & a Past President, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, on the theme, “Education Then and Now, Classical vs Modern”. Thanks to the leadership of the President, the Council of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (ICHEMC), together with the College of Chemical Sciences and the Alumni Association of ICHEMC, this important event was successfully brought to an end with the Garlanding of Professor JNO Fernando’s Statue.

Professor Sudantha Liyanage receiving a plaque for the commemoration speech of Emeritus Professor W S Fernando,

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