Two Sri Lankans Among Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia In Healthcare And Science Sector

Two Sri Lankans have been listed by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia ranking in the Healthcare and Science sector.

The two Sri Lankans are Biman Liyanage, 26, co-founder of CirQ Technologies and scientist Rakitha Malewana, 21, Founder of ideanerd SL.

Liyanage's  CirQ Technologies  develops health tracking gadgets. One product is a smart condom that can respond to blood flow and send data to an accompanying smartphone app, Forbes said. 

He is also the founder of Tamo Tech, a technology consulting company providing software development and hardware design services.

The research of Sri Lankan scientist Malewana focuses on using nano technologies to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.

In 2015, he was received by President Maithripala Sirisena, for his work.

Malewana is also the founder of non-profit organization ideanerd SL, which aims to establish a culture of scientific research in Sri Lanka by focussing on encouraging innovation among school children.

 

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