Japanese, Sri Lankan among Magsaysay award winners

A Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa, who helped Cambodians preserve the Angkor temples and a Sri Lankan teacher Gethsie Shanmugam, who counselled war widows Japanese, Sri Lankan among Magsaysay award winners and orphans to overcome their nightmares are among the six winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award named after former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay. It is regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize and was first awarded in the year 1958.

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