Summary: Sri Lankan American world-renowned molecular scientist and professor of biochemistry at Ohio State University from 1989 to 2001 who was a pioneer in the field of stereochemistry and crystallography of nucleic acids, and whose works had been published in numerous journals including Nature and Science, among others.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: September 21, 1931
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka