A well-known Engineer and an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Professor . S. Mahalingam passed away, early morning today at a hospital in Jaffna.
Professor S. Mahalingam received his doctorate (DSc) in Science from the University of London. He joined The University of University of Peradeniya as a lecturer in 1970s. The first ever honors of that kind in Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Peradeniya, Professor Mahalingam taught at the Engineering Faculty based in Colombo at the inception in July 1950.
He is well known for his work on ‘Vibration of branched systems—A displacement excitation approach’. This publication was widely cited and refereed by leading scholars in the field.
He was always known for his simplicity, integrity and humbleness among people.
His funeral will take place tomorrow, Wednesday at Alaveddy, Jaffna.