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Sri Lankan inventors win 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at the 44th International Inventors Exhibition in Geneva

17 apr 2016 sl inventors

A team of 7 inventors led by Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) participated at the recently concluded 44th International Inventors Exhibition held from 13-17 April 2016 in Geneva. They have secured 2 Gold Medals with a special recognition from jury for one invention, 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.

Two inventors were fully sponsored by Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), having been selected from among the Presidential Award Winners and Sahasak Nimavum Award winners while the other inventors have joined the Sri Lankan delegation on their own expenses.

The International Inventors Exhibition is known as the world’s largest market-place for inventions. At this unique annual event, there were more than 1’000 new inventions and products, 752 exhibitors from 48 countries, 76% companies and universities, 24% private inventors and researchers, 59’000 visitors from all 5 continents. An International Jury of 85 experts awarded many highly regarded prizes to the best inventions.

The following Sri Lankan inventors won awards at the International Inventors Exhibition held in 2016:

Inventors Name Name of the Invention  
Mr. N.C. Lokuhettige  Automatic Artificial Leg  Gold Medal
Mr. R.M.S.B. Hunukumbura Mechanical Eakle Separator   Gold Medal
Prof. K.K.Y.W. Perera  Smart Ceiling Fan Controller  Silver Medal 
Mr. K.K.N.P. Kannangara (Co-invention)

Inhalation Capsule with new dry 
powder composition

 Silver Medal
Mr. Manoj S. Hettiarachchi (Co-partner)  - do -  
Ms. K.D.S. Anusha Wijayarathna  Special Corn Flour Mixture  Silver Medal
Dr. S.M.R. Bandara Device especially for suppression of Neuropsychiatry
& Respiratory Diseases
 Bronze Medal
Ms. D.G.A.I. Jayarathna Device with Catheter Tube and External Public
Bladder with Hanger
 Bronze Medal 



Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

18 April 2016

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