clockTime to watch: 08:37Posted on September 23, 2014

Wijaya Godakumbura

Rolex Laureate, 1998

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.

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