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'Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017' Ends Successfully

[2017-05-19 23:10:20]

'Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017' the innovation exhibition which was held on 17th and 18th May 2017 at the Weerasinham Hall in Jaffna, ended successfully. Thousands of students from schools and universities, teachers, civilians, Tri Forces and Police personnel had visited the exhibition during the two days.

The Prize Giving ceremony of the exhibition was held on the 18th May 2017 evening with cultural events and Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, Minister of Science, Technology and Research participated in the event as the Chief Guests.

In addition to them, distinguished invitees including Brigadier Marvyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division, Brigadier Sanath Perera, Commander FMA (North), Brigade Commanders, Senior Government Officials, Police Officers and Senior Military Officers also were present at the occasion.

Corporal Dissanayaka D.M.C. of 2nd Battalion, Military Intelligence Corps was awarded the first prize for his innovation 'Hazard Protective Security System' which protects immovable heavy equipments such as motor vehicles, generators in the hazards like sudden fire or flood.

Corporal Dissanayake D.P.W. of 14th Battalion Gajaba Regiment achieved the second prize for his innovation 'Electronic Gloves for Blind People' which was produced for the blind to make out water, fire, heat, magnets, metal, electricity, wet soil and rough soil. Moreover, it identifies the day and the night as well.

Sergeant Karunathilaka L.N of 4th Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment was awarded the third prize for his innovation 'An Identifier' which functions automatically as a security system. It was aimed for protecting factories from buglers and farms from animals. In the meantime, all inventors received a certificate and an award for their inventions.

Dr. C. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, stated during his speech that the Sri Lanka Army provided a great contribution towards the development of the nation by introducing such innovations. Moreover, he said the event provided an opportunity for Army personnel to enhance their innovative skills.

Further, he added that the prize winners (first, second and third) have the opportunity of exhibiting their inventions at the National Exhibition. At the same time he said, the First prize winner will get the privilege of taking his invention to the International Exhibition with the financial and technical assistance of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.

This exhibition was an eye opener for the school students and the people in the Jaffna peninsula to enhance their awareness and snatch the brainwave of innovative thinking.


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