eFacMemories - My Four Years at Peradeniya by Rasika Suriyaarachchi Rasika Suriyaarachchi [E/81/214] has published a book titled "eFacMemories - My Four Years at Peradeniya" containing two articles serialised in this blog and some new material.eFacMemories - My Four Years at PeradeniyaISBN: 978-955-54783-1-1(Author publication, December 2015)Please contact PEFAA office at the Faculty of Engineering for a complimentary copy.All comments:rasika.suriyaarachchi@gmail.com ...

(This is part 2 of an article written by Rasika Suriyaarachchi. Read Part 1: http://efacmemories.blogspot.com/2015/12/my-distant-memories-about-professor-s.html)Despite being there at Peradeniya for four years and despite being lectured by him in my second and fourth years, unfortunately, I have had only two opportunities of talking with Mahalingam.The first of those instances was in the last few weeks of my final year of ...

"Don't go to Peradeniya", a friend of mine advised me strongly when he heard about my intention of studying Engineering at Peradeniya University, "the teaching staff there are BAD for students"!Of course, I did not listen to him. Peradeniya was my dream. But, it was not a dream about engineering at all. My dreams were rather about Hanthana Mountains, Mahaweli ...

With his brilliance and simplicity he touched the lives of many (M. P. Ranaweera writes about S. Mahalingam) I was sad to hear of the passing away of Professor Mahalingam on November 3, in Jaffna, after a brief illness. He was the last surviving member of the pioneers of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, which was established in July 1950, as a part of the then University of Ceylon.Maha, as he was affectionately called by his ...

Professor S. Mahalingam: A gentle colossus (By Newton Wickramasuriya) This article was published in "The Island" dated 13 November 2015(http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=135236)It was with deep sorrow that I was looking at the serene man now lying peacefully in a coffin. He was a colossus among the academics and he walked along the corridors of the sprawling Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya with a characteristic and purposeful stride that inspired confidence ...

Professor Mahalingam Memories (Final Parts) - Some personalities in the faculty AND Partial Relocation in a Second Home Growing up in the Lower Ranks by S. MahalingamRead: Part I - The New FacultyPart II - Our First HomePart III - Early years of the University of CeylonPart IV - Working in the FacultyPart V - A change of departmentPart VI - Annual survey campSome personalities in the facultyWhen the academic staff assembled in the Faculty on the first ...

Growing up in the Lower Ranks  - Professor Mahalingam’s memories of Faculty of Engineering Growing up in the Lower Ranks by S. MahalingamPart I - The New FacultyThe event was not given any publicity in the press as the university authorities did not consider it an occasion for drum-beating. It was regarded as just another step in the advancement of higher education. The Faculty of Engineering was born on 1 July 1950 after a ...

A Professor and a Gentleman - In Memory of Professor S Mahalingam A Professor and a GentlemanA professor and a gentleman ‐ truly was he,A man of true compassion ‐ who else would kinder, be?Havin’ mastered his art with greatest passion ‐ renowned became heIn world’s great missions, ev’n a minnow ‐ who has the luck to be?Hailing from, though, humble origins ‐ with loads of determination,Rising o’er highest mountain’s peak ‐ in the world of vibration  Emerging from the lit’le‐known Ceylon ‐ to heights of inter‐nationAll ...

TWO EPISODES - a short story Following is a short story written by K. S. Suthakar (E/82). English translation is by Kathir Balasundaram.This short story was originally published at (http://shuruthy.blogspot.com/2014/11/two-episodes-short-story.html) INCIDENT ONEIt all took place in the month of May, 1983.Those of us selected by the Engineering Faculty to attend the celebrated Peradeniya University found rooms in either the James Peris (J.P.), Hilda and Obryasekara men ...

Conclusion -  Peradeniya eFac canteen story written by late Professor E.F. Bartholomeusz Today we conclude "The Canteen Story" written by late Professor E.F. Bartholomeusz. Use the link below to access previously published instalments.Part 1: Birth of an ideaPart 2: Opening moves - research and reportPart 3. The first Canteen Committee (C.C.)Part 4: The Inner CirclePart 5: Financial practicesPart 6: A leap forward - extension in services Part 7: ConclusionTaking what at first ...

Canteen Story Part 6 : A leap forward - extension in services Part 6 of "The Canteen Story" written by late Professor E.F. Bartholomeusz is published today. Use the link below to access previously published instalments.Part 1: Birth of an ideaPart 2: Opening moves - research and reportPart 3. The first Canteen Committee (C.C.)Part 4: The Inner CirclePart 5: Financial practicesPart 6. A leap forward - extension in services Initial plans were ...

Canteen Story - Financial practices Part 5 of "The Canteen Story" written by late Professor E.F. Bartholomeusz is published today. Use the link below to access previously published instalments.Part 1: Birth of an ideaPart 2: Opening moves - research and reportPart 3. The first Canteen Committee (C.C.)Part 4: The Inner CirclePart 5. Financial practicesAs a matter of routine, daily sales records of tea and cigarettes ...

Canteen Story - Part 4: The Inner Circle Part 4 of "The Canteen Story" written by late Professor E.F. Bartholomeusz is published today. Use the link below to access previously published instalments.Part 1: Birth of an ideaPart 2: Opening moves - research and reportPart 3. The first Canteen Committee (C.C.) - its composition and preliminary activitiesPart 4. The Inner CircleWhile matters of broad policy were reserved for the ...

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