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Jayanthi Dandeniya

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2005

Sri Lanka
In the late 1980s, as many as 60,000 Sri Lankan citizens “disappeared” in a wave of abductions, torture, and extrajudicial killings by state agents. Though the political climate of the country has since improved, society remains silent about the killings, stifling any chance of justice for the... Lire la suite

Harendra De silva

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2003

Sri Lanka
Professor Harendra de Silva has successfully helped to create the National Child Protection Authority of Sri Lanka, and he is leading its campaign to end child abuse throughout that country by overcoming outdated legislation, weak coordination among citizen sector groups, and governmental and public... Lire la suite

Basil Fernando

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2005

Sri Lanka
Most Asian nations struggle along the road to democracy. Beyond the obvious billboards—such as eloquent constitutions and periodic elections—there are few signs of progress towards basic human rights and the rule of law. The courts, police, and state bureaucracies, all vital to democracy, are... Lire la suite

Ananda Galappatti

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2011

Sri Lanka
Ananda Galappatti is reforming the psychosocial field in Sri Lanka, replacing restrictive structures and conventional organizational approaches with innovative and responsive solutions, and building coalitions and intelligent networks to improve the lives of people under mental stress. Lire la suite

Darin Gunesekera

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2003

Sri Lanka
Dr. Darin Gunesekera’s stock exchange market offers slum dwellers the opportunity to trade in the land they occupy and then choose from new apartments available, making them proud and responsible homeowners. Lire la suite

Sanjana Hattotuwa

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2008

Sri Lanka
Sanjana Hattotuwa created the first community web-based media in Sri Lanka to record egregious failings and violations of democratic governance and civil liberty. By leveraging new media including the internet, cellular phones, and the web, he has created a safe place for citizens to write about war... Lire la suite

Paul Hogan

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2003

Sri Lanka
In the war-torn areas of eastern Sri Lanka, Paul Hogan and his colleagues are providing a space where traumatized children can address the damage within themselves through their surroundings and where they can learn to lead their society on a path toward reconciliation and healing. Lire la suite

K.D.N. Weerasinghe

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2010

Sri Lanka
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... Lire la suite

Menaha Kandasamy

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Sri Lanka
Menaha Kandasamy, the daughter of a plantation worker, has been changing the structure of traditionally male dominant plantation labor unions in Sri Lanka into a more representative and egalitarian setup by ensuring a 50 percent representation of women within the estate committees. Menaha is... Lire la suite

Amanda Kiessel

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2018

Sri Lanka
Amanda is building a curated system for social enterprises, responsible businesses, and conscious consumers to come together, support each other, and catalyze the transition to a 21st century economy that is good for people and good for the planet. Lire la suite