Somasuntharam Vinojkumar, an undergraduate of the Jaffna University from Korakkar koyil villagein Sammanthurai, EP, has been awarded the State Status of “Sri Lankan Inventor’.
Minister Susil Prema Jayantha bestowed this honour on him on the last 16th, at the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall. An old boy of Sammanthurai Tamil MV and Sammanthurai Muslim National College, he has been selected to the Faculty of Technology.
He has been granted permission to undertake research in all state research stations, free travelling, free medical service, opportunity to take part in exhibitions locally and abroad, and is to given the assistance to commercialize his inventions.
It is notable that, prior to this, he had been granted membership as a Scientific Researcher of the National Science Council and the state honor of “Young Scientist” from the National Scientific and Technological Commission.