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Ranjit Trevor Edward (Born June 8, 1962) is a Sri Lankan born Indian astronomer and writer. Most famous of his writing was on mass dilation based on the General Theory of Relativity. He was awarded Fellowship at the Royal Astronomical Society in 2002. In 1999 he calculated the exact time of the Leonid Meteor Shower; a very accurate calculation without the assistance of any optical instruments in Sri Lanka. He is highly regarded for his talent in the mathematical and theoretical conceptualization of time and mass dilation. During the period 2001 to 2005 he intensively researched the area of Astrology. His work is due to be published by early 2009. He currently resides in Sweden.

Early life

Was born in Colombo, the city of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on June 8, 1962. His father, Jeyaraj William Edward worked as an officer for the Mercantile Bank. His family belonging to the Nadar (caste) community originally hailed from the village of Sarvakaramadam, Thirunelveli, in Tamil Nadu, South India. He Grew up in Colombo and was educated at St. Thomas' College [1] a prestigious private English school. In 1983 a huge (See Black July) Ethnic conflict broke out between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalese. His parent decided to move back to India and settled in Madras (Now Chennai) the city of Tamil Nadu. Here he obtained his degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology[2]. Continued his higher education in Madras, South India. In 1988 he completed his post graduate studies at The National Institute of Information Technology[3] in India in Advanced Systems Management. His interest in astronomy began at a very early age. At a very early age he was able to identify most of the common and better known constellations in the Zodiac. In 1988 he married Heshani Sothiraj, who encouraged him to develop his interest in the field which led to a Fellowship at the Royal Astronomical Society in 2002.



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