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Rakitha Malewana

Rakitha Malewana

Rakitha Malewana is a Sri Lankan medical inventor, entrepreneur, and youth activist.

His basic research work is primarily based on medical and molecular biology with a special interest in HIV and cancer.

He started his research work at the age of 15 and later developed a groundbreaking nano-vaccine for HIV which has been discussed on many national and international platforms.

In 2012, Rakitha established a non-profit organisation, Hamzter Ideanerd Sri Lanka, which encourages innovation among school children.

Rakitha is currently working as a youth activist and fighting for the rights of HIV positive individuals to make his community free from associated stigma and discrimination.