Government Requests observation of One Minute Silence Today To Honour Sir Arthur.C.Clarke
Saturday, 22 March 2008
The Government while extending deepest condolences on the demise of Arthur.C.Clarke kindly requests that all media institutions in the Island would as a mark of respect observe 1 minute silence from 3.30 -3.31 pm today Saturday the 22nd of March 2008.
Though already all Television channels, Radio stations, News papers both state and private have recognized him for his contributions we cannot forget the fact that Arthur. Clarke is a special citizen of Sri Lanka, who has chosen Sri Lanka as his homeland and worked towards the advancement of science, education, space and satellite technology and excelled as a science fiction writer.He was committed to his vocation in life as a unique scientist and science fiction writer with a great passionSir Arthur.C.Clarke passed away on 19th march 2008 in a private nursing home in Colombo Sri Lanka The international Telecommunication Community will always remember Sir Arthur.C.Clarke for popularizing the concept of utilizing the geo-stationary, orbit for communication as early as 1945 he researched and published a paper titled" Extra Terrestrial Relays - can Rocket Stations give world wide Radio Coverage?" in the British magazine Wireless World. Since then Sir Arthur.C.Clarke has written more than 80 books involving space, science and science fiction and He served as the chancellor of the Katubedda University and patronized the Arthur.C.Clarke center.