For more than a decade, a resolute surgeon in Sri Lanka has battled apathy and ignorance to save people from disfigurement and death by fire caused by home-made lamps. Wijaya Godakumbura, who won a Rolex Award in 1998, has a simple solution to this devastating problem — the Safe Bottle Lamp.
homes in Sri Lanka without electricity
of all domestic burn cases in Sri Lanka caused by unsafe lamps
average number of lamp-burn deaths per week in Sri Lanka
safe lamps distributed by 2004