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Two schoolboy innovators to compete at Intel ISEF 2011

Aruna Prasad Keerthirathna

 T.S. Thilakarathna

The talented duo, T.S. Thilakarathna of Ananda College Colombo and Aruna Prasad Keerthirathne of Vidyartha College Kandy, will represent their Motherland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2011, scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, USA, from May 8 to 13.

The projects titled 'Live Multifunctional LPT Controlling Software' presented by T.S. Thilakarathna and the ' Drill Press With Laser Cone Centering Device,' by Aruna Prasad Keerthirathna were initially presented by them at the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) 2011, enabled them to win and qualify for this prestigious global event in Los Angeles, USA.

These two individual projects were presented at the SLSEF, via the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition organised by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), last year.

The Intel ISEF provides a window of opportunity for the cream of the world''s young scientists and innovators to get together and share their views and concepts, and showcase their 'cutting edge' science and engineering projects, to win awards and scholarships.

Intel Corporation of the USA will sponsor the travel and the accommodation of the two students.


The young innovators with the officials.


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