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* President felicitates Sri Lankan students participated in Intel Science and Engineering Fair
Mon, May 19, 2014, 11:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today felicitated the students who participated and won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) this year.

This year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles, California, from May 11-16 featured more than 1,700 young scientists selected from 435 affiliate fairs in more than 70 countries, regions and territories.

The President commended the students for their achievements and the honor brought to the country and presented them with monetary awards wishing success for their future endeavors.

Namal Udara Piyasiri, 18, of Tabuththegama Central College, Thambuththegama won the top Development Focus Award of US$10,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for his invention of a "Versatile Field Construction Machine for Paddy Cultivation."

Piyasiri also received Second Award of US$ 1500 in the Electrical and Mechanical engineering category and a First Award of US$1,000 from American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Nipun Kavishka Silva, 15, De Mazenod College, Kandana received the Fourth Award of $500 in Computer Science for his invention of "Artificial Intelligence Sense for the Blind to Play Video Games using Their Tongue".

Rakitha Dilshan Malewana of Nalanda College of Colombo was recognized for his participation in the fair.

(Photos by Nishanka de Silva)

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