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Charity Presentation in Sri Lanka

 On 5th April 2009 a presentation about our work and vision was held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Mount Lavina, Sri Lanka. 

We were honoured to have some very special guests including our Sri Lankan Patron, Venerable Athureliye Rathana Himi, Honourable Member of Parliament, and Chairman for the Unity of Animal Protection in Sri Lanka. Venerable Rathana was one of our guest speakers and spoke about  Buddhism and animals.   

Other guest speakers at the event were:

Senaka Weeraratna

Attorney-at-Law and formal legal Consultant to the Law Commission of Sri Lanka on animal welfare legislation. Senaka is a friend and a strong supporter of our work and vision. Senaka’s speech and presentation focused on legislative developments in Sri Lanka relating to Animal Welfare and Protection.

Kanthie Perera

An Associate Member of our charity and President of the World Buddhist Peace Foundation. Kanthie’s speech was on Buddhist values and the welfare of animals in Sri Lanka.

Kim Cooling

President and founder of Animal SOS Sri Lanka. Kim’s speech focused on animal welfare in Sri Lanka, the effects on tourism, and UK and Sri Lankan working partnerships.   

Our Host

Anoma Akmeemana-an Associate Member of the charity, was our wonderful host for the event.

Other special guests who attended

Iranganie de Silva

An Associate Member and wife of the Sri Lankan Minister of Health and Nutrition.

Tawalama Bodhiseeha Thero

President of Meditation Centre of Missouri.

Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma MA, PhD

Head of the Ayya Khema International Buddhist Mandir in Sri Lanka.

Dr Daya Hewapathirane Ph.D

Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka.

Many of our Sri Lankan friends and other animal lovers attended the presentation as well as journalist Janaka Perera, who wrote about the event in the media. Click here to see media link Morag Longmuir from the charity was also in attendance.

The event was a great success and our presentation and vision was well received by all. This occasion was a very special day for our charity and our working relationships with our Sri Lankan partners and allies.

We would like to thank the management of the Mount Lavinia Hotel for their generous support with providing the complimentary function venue and everyone else who assisted with this event.