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Dinura’s Battery Powered Electric Cars makes magic at SPARK ‘18

Wednesday, 24th of October 2018

Young Dinura P.K. Gunatilake, a Nine year old student,of Royal College Colombo, is a genuine car enthusiast,champion swimmer and ‘Karate kid’. He is also a ‘dreamer’ and young inventor. As such, he was eager to design a battery powered electronic car, for his school exhibition, titled SPARK ’18, and produced two such model cars. Having engaged the support of his father, Dr. Ishanthe Gunatilake, a past Royalist himself, who supported him to draw the circuit diagram, he made his dream cars a reality, with further technical assistance from senior Royalists, Ranidu and Thilina, who have a penchant for electronics. Young Dinura received many accolades of praise for his two inventions.

He presented the details of these models with enthusiasm and childlike delight, to respective Chief Guests, Principal of Royal College, Mr. B. A. Abeyratne, school officials and visitors who visited his stall in M12 7, with confidence, highlighting his impressive knowledge of cars and their motor mechanism. Spark’18, showcased more than 1000 exhibits of young Royalists, who have an abundant of talent, ingenuity and the ‘spark’ to innovate. More than 8000 students from Royal College, featured novel and interesting exhibits from September 25th to 28th 2018, in the statuesque Royal College classrooms, re-creat ing a Science Exhibition Par excellence.

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