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9 Feb 2014 :   Twelve months ago, publication of the 29 Dec 2012 POLONNARUWA METEORITE preliminary analysis resulted in a global furor. The rapid release of the first (of five) academic papers triggered criticism of the paper’s scientific analysis methods . The first paper was criticized by some who argued the contamination question had not been sufficiently addressed. Some even...
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On November 28th I gave a lecture to faculty and students at Kyoto University.
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On November 25th I took part in a Press Conference in Tokyo with Professor Matsui upon the publication of a book on Red Rain of Sri Lanka and Panspermia.
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On November 24th I delivered a lecture in Tokyo to an audience of nearly 500 sponsored by the Soka Gakkai International on Buddhist Cosmology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life.
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Visited Japan from 22 November to 2 December 2013 at the invitation of Professor Gensuke Tokoro and Professor Matsui of Tokyo University.
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24th January 2014 Chandra Wickramasinghe had an audience with His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse, President of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka. He appraised the President of the latest findings regarding the Aralaganwila meteorite and urged His Excellency to declare the location of the 29th December 2012 meteorite fall as a site of national heritage....
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24th January 2014 Professor Chandra delivered a public lecture entitled “New evidence for life as a cosmic phenomenon” at the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. The audience in Peradeniya included Professor Rohana Chandrajith, Professor of Geology, who had earlier been reported by the media as being antagonistic to the idea that the Polonnaruwa (Aralaganwila) stones...
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15th January 2014 Chandra Wickramasinghe delivered a public lecture entitled “New evidence for life as a cosmic phenomenon” at the Astronomical Society of Oman at Muscat.
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SEPT 23, 2013 Dr. Chandra was the Chief Guest and Plenary lecturer at the VIII Congress of Latinamerican Paleontology and the XIII Congress of Mexican Paleontology that was held at Guanajuato, Mexico. His talk was entitled:“Astro-paleontology: antiquity of life in the Universe”
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SEPT 12, 2013 Chandra Wickramasinghe was Chief Guest at the 46th Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians organised in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians, London. The meeting was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
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