K.D.N. Weerasinghe

Ashoka Fellow
Matara, Sri Lanka
Fellow Since 2010
Ruhuna Business Incubator

Citation

This profile was prepared when K.D.N. Weerasinghe was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Introduction
Professor K.D.N. Weerasinghe or “Weera” has invented several innovative applications to rejuvenate Sri Lanka’s declining cinnamon industry. Weera’s inventions including a cinnamon peeling device, a processing bench, scrapers, and a poly cam, and are collectively creating a technological revolution across Sri Lanka. Some of the social benefits include increasing worker efficiency; improving work and sanitary conditions; eliminating caste prejudice; and, increasing local investment.
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