Wijaya Godakumbura

1998 Laureate, Science & Health
Sri Lanka

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Stable lamp prevents burns

March 11, 2013

For hundreds of thousands of families in Sri Lanka, the fear of death or lifelong disfigurement from a fire started by a spilled oil lamp has receded, thanks to the tireless efforts of an enterprising surgeon, Wijaya Godakumbura. The World Health Organization estimates 195,000 deaths worldwide occur...

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Tsunami Lessons and Challenges

March 7, 2005

The impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami was felt by Rolex Laureates in the region. The natural disaster has presented new challenges for them and their projects. Baby Heru had a brush with death when the fearsome tsunami waves smashed his hometown of Meulaboh, in Aceh,...

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