The group Chairman Aruna Samarawickrama a young inventor has built a legacy of charity and innovation through his initiative – Aawas International, which provides state-of-the-artificial prosthetic legs/hands including nearly sixteen varieties of body parts for disabled soldiers, amputees due to various sicknesses and injured animals. As the first production the inventor got a patent for the legend recognized at the Presidential Awards ceremony in 2005. At the 35th New Inventors’ Competition held in Geneva, Switzerland the product won a silver medal. In 2009 product won a special prize at the New Invention Fair held in Seoul, South Korea competing with 1500 inventions representing 146 countries. In addition to that the inventor Mr.Samarawickramawon the Dasis Award in 2012 and many other recognitions from various institutions for this fabulous invention.
Further the product won the “Ray” award, competing with other fifty inventions in 2015.
A new factory recently started in Jaffna and the organization is gradually expanding.