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A ceremony dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi, whose 150th birth anniversary is this year.

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The Italian research day has been celebrated in Colombo on 29 April with a ceremony dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi, whose 150th birth anniversary is this year. The Sri Lankan post office dedicated a stamp to the Italian inventor, while the President of the Marconi Foundation, Dr. Giulia Fortunato delivered a presentation on the figure of the Italian Nobel Prize winner. The ceremony was preceded by the unveiling of a portrait of Marconi placed in the gallery of illustrious personalities from the scientific world located inside the historic building of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

 

The event took place in front of a large audience including journalists and many Italian and saw institutional participation of the highest level: the Prime Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena, who also gave a greeting, the speaker of Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, as well as the Minister of Communications, Bandula Gunawardane, and numerous members of Parliament, together with the Italian Ambassador.