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Dr. Chandima Jeewandara to deliver Sugunadasa Athukorale Memorial Oration

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara
Dr. Chandima Jeewandara

The Nalanda Junior Old Boys’ Association has organised the inaugural Sugunadasa Athukorale Memorial Lecture at the College’s Malalasekara Hall today (26) from 6.30 pm onwards.

The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Old Nalandian Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Director, Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

The lecture on ‘Character and Wisdom: Lessons from the Pandemic’ will be delivered physically, via Zoom, and on Facebook Live. This topic also resonates with Nalanda’s motto ‘Character illumines Wisdom’.

The lecture is organized to commemorate Mr. Sugunadasa Athukorale’s 100th birth anniversary which fell on November 12. Mr. Athukorale was Nalanda’s 10th Principal in the chronological order and is credited for adding vast infrastructure facilities to Nalanda.

He was also instrumental in directing Nalanda to be the best in education and sports during his tenure. He was responsible for producing top intellectuals, corporate professionals, administrators, servicemen and internationally renowned sportsmen.

Nalanda Junior OBA is ever grateful to Mr. Athukorale, under whose guidance and support this dynamic Association was formed in 1975. Mr. Athukorale was the founder Patron of the Association.

The Memorial lecture will be followed by a donation to the school by Nalanda Junior OBA.

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