Rationalist Day 2017 Celebrated in Colombo

In an event held in Colombo on 18th May The Sri Lanka Rationalist Association celebrated the Sri Lanka Rationalist Day 2017 with the participation of its’ members and invited guests.

On 2010 the rationalist association of Sri Lanka announced May 18th as the Sri Lankan Rationalist Day referring the Birth anniversary of the great rationalist literate & rationalist activist Bertrand Russell. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate.

Writer, Author and Teacher Mr. Upul Shantha Sannasgala Addressing the gathering
Prof Carlo Fonseka
Prof Carlo Fonseka delivered a special speech at the event

Prominent writer Upul Shantha Sannasgala delivered the guest speech and the president of the Sri Lanka Medical Association and prominent rationalist Prof. Carlo Fonseka delivered a special speech. Both speakers discussed how the society today has become too much dependent on pseudo sciences like astrology and   many other unscientific believes.


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Sisira Kumara works as an Editor (News and Web) for The Sri lankan Scientist Magazine and the The Sri Lankan Scientist Media Organization. A graduate in Agricultural Biotechnology Mr. Sisira mainly covers local and international science news including latest findings and events.

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