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Two Lankans featured Foreign Policy magazine's list 100 Leading Global Thinkers


Two Sri Lankans are featured in Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers who have generated ideas that could promise humankind a better future.

Radhika Coomaraswamy, a human rights lawyer, has figured in the list for demanding justice for UN peacekeepers crimes while Rajan Anandan is included "For lobbying on behalf of the unconnected".

Anandan "has used his stewardship of Google in India to greatly improve tech access for the poor by successfully lobbying Indian manufacturers to launch low-cost phones, pushing carriers to bring down the prices of data plans, and increasing the translation of Google products into many Indian languages."

Every year, Foreign Policy magazine recognizes the world's preeminent thought leaders in its annual issue, "100 Leading Global Thinkers".

The list, started in 2009, has become one of Foreign Policy '?s most-read features. Honorees include a wide range of leaders, advocates, innovators, artists, government officials, and visionaries from around the world.

The editors of Foreign Policy select the 100 Global Thinkers based on their standout contributions over the past year and their ability to translate ideas into action that change and shape the world. 

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