Sri Lanka Honours Sir Arthur C Clarke

Today, the people of Sri Lanka honoured the late Sir Arthur C Clarke who had made their country his home since 1956. Sir Arthur died on Wednesday, aged 90 and, today he lay in state at his home in Colombo while Sri Lankans from all walks of life came to pay their respects.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, places a wreath of flowers near the body of Arthur C. ClarkeSir Arthur was one of the twentieth century’s greatest contributors to science fiction and was hugely influential on many of today’s writers. He also published papers on aerospace engineering and was the first to describe the use of geostationary orbits for communications satellites.

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