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Heat-proof block stone buildings makes life more comfortable

Nihal Ranjith

Sembakutti Arachchige Ranjith Canute Tissa Silva who hails from Katana, a mechanical engineer by profession has a eye for detail and helps people to make their lives more comfortable and healthy.

This led him to manufacture a cement block which does not retain heat due to the unique way it has been shaped.

A person who looks at the cement block manufactured by Silva may wonder what the difference is? The answer is simple, it does not retain the heat as there are holes in the block.

He said that normally a house built using cement blocks gets warm during the day as the blocks get heated. But my blocks don’t get warm as the air is circulated due to the holes in the block.

Therefore, people living in houses built using the cement blocks turned out by me will save on electricity and thereby become environment friendly in the process.

The heat proof cellular block stone

He said that as the house is cool people will not need fans or airconditioners and this would save electricity. Silva says that electricity consumption can be reduced by more than half in these houses.

Silva says that his invention is the world’s first heat-proof cellular block stone and he is planning to market it. He said that he has received all the certificates from the relevant institutions and is ready to go for commercial production.

The Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission has promised to promote the product and also provide some funds.

Silva said that plans are under way to open a factory in Bokundara, Piliyandala to produce the blocks on a commercial scale. It will be known as High Tech.

The only delay is the funding which he is expecting from some private institutions.

In 1998 he found that a vehicle could be operated using wind power but I could not produce it on a commercial scale due to lack of funds and support.

An old boy of Marie Stella College, Negombo, he said that he has worked in the best companies around the world and in Sri Lanka as well. One of his brothers is an accountant while the other brother is a doctor.

Silva proffered his thanks to all those who supported him including the Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission.


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