A former professor of the department of mathematics, University of Colombo, Valentine Joseph has passed away. He was a person that did a great service for the university. Professor Valentine is a well-known professor sometime back in University of Colombo and his students are the people now running the administration as staff members. It is an interesting fact that he had worked under Einstein, as a student, many years ago.

He conducted several programs such as guest talks for the students even after his retirement. He dedicated his time for wellbeing of the university students, even with so many difficulties in standing and talking to a large audience. We highly appreciate his great service for the university. Rest in peace sir.

*His body will be kept at the New Arts Theater (NAT) on 17/03/2017 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am for the staff and students of the university to pay last respect.