Emeritus Professor I.M. Dharmadasa, University of Sheffield-Hallam, UK visits NSF

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Emeritus Professor I.M. Dharmadasa, a top-flight scientist in solar energy of global repute  and former Head, Electronic Material and Sensors Group, Sheffield-Hallam University, UK and his team visited the NSF on 29 January 2024 and held discussions with Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman, NSF and delivered a talk on "Solar Villages" that he established in several remote areas of the country and showed how they contributed to wealth creation and improving the socio-economic status of people living in those areas. It was attended by senior academics and graduate students from universities, professionals, scientists and Director General and scientific staff of the NSF. His unique community development programme that started in 2008 has been funded by several philanthropists including Mr Gamini Jayasinghe and Helasarana Charities.

More information about this programme is given on APSL website (http://www.apsl.org.uk/) at:  https://dharmesblog.wordpress.com/ and GoFundMe platform at:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/Help-us-build-resilient-communities-in-Sri-Lanka
The Science Communication and Outreach Division and International Affairs Division of the NSF look forward to working hand in hand with Prof. Dharmadasa and his team in promoting the use of renewable energy in Sri Lanka.
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