Ravana Heroes: Tharindu & Dulani

The satellite was officially handed over to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on February 18 and was sent to the ISS on April 17, through the assistance of Cygnus-1 spacecraft from the US.

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Ravana-1’, designed and developed by two local engineers, was successfully launched into orbit this week from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal.

Following are the biographies of our scientists.

Tharindu Dayarathna

Residence: Molagoda, Kegalle

Schools attended: Molagoda Primary School and Pinnawela National School

Higher Education: University of Peradeniya

Dulani Chamika Vithanage

Residence: Maththegoda, Kottawa

Education: Dharmapala Viyalaya, Kottawa and Sirimavo BandaranayakeBalika Vidyalaya, Colombo


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