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Dr. Anura Rathnayake wins the Global Change Award

Jul 8, 2017
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Dr. Anura Rathnayake, the avant-garde Sri Lankan scientist who is a quality product of the University of Moratuwa, was able to win the 3rd place at the ‘Global Change Award’ organized annually by the H&M foundation with his revolutionary innovation ‘Content Thread’, which facilitates sorting and recycling of clothes using a digital filament. The competition was carried out in order to encourage the introduction of game changing new technologies that are safe, sustainable and promote climate positivity. This prestigious event was held on the 5th of April 2017 at the ‘City Hall’ in Stockholm, Sweden which is world famous for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize banquet each year. Dr. Anura Rathnayake, who managed to conquer the world despite of the fact he was born in a remote border village in Sri Lanka, developed his concept and competed against approximately 3000 revolutionary technological concepts presented by 130 countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. His bold creativity and disruptive innovation that made the ‘Content Thread’ concept stand out among other innovations and brought immense pride to the motherland is truly an inspiration to everyone.

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