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    Care for the Voiceless – C4V Fundraiser

    Otara was Chief Guest at a Car Wash recently organized by Care for the Voiceless to raise funds for a Sterilization and Vaccination program in Anuradhapura. Among the celebrities who joined her in this noteworthy cause included; Actresses Dhamitha Abeyratne, Anuradha Nandasiri and Malkanthi Nandasiri. Otara’s first job was to wash the bike of a […]

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    Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid visits Sri Lanka

    Carol Buckley from Elephant Aid International recently visited Sri Lanka to give her input on implementing a chain-free lifestyle with positive reinforcement for the elephants of the Dehiwala Zoo and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Carol met with the teams while they explained the daily routine and processes of over 70+ captive elephants at Pinnawala and 7+ […]

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    The launch of the “Chitra Lane Way”

    Delysia Gunewardence, Otara’s mother, recently launched her book, the “Chitra Lane Way” which encompassed 50 years of hands-on knowledge and experience of working with special needs children in Sri Lanka “It was a proud day for our family. We have lived our entire life watching our mother’s dedication to give so many special children of […]

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    Time is right for Elephants to live chain-free

    Speaking to the Daily Mirror in an interview recently, Otara said that the time is right to set these innocent animals free. “A large number of people are now aware of the suffering we have caused these animals over the years and a great change is taking place across the world. Even in Sri Lanka […]

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    Towards a greener Sri Lanka

    Otara participated in a tree planting program on Independence Day conducted by Aurora Sri Lanka. This initiative was carried out to replace the trees that were cut down for the highway in Balummahara, Kadawatta. This was the second phase of this program. Click here to watch more; https://www.facebook.com/otaradel/videos/10155421422142183/ https://www.facebook.com/otaradel/videos/10155416427592183/

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    Let’s Not Limit Independence to a Day

    Otara Foundation commemorated Sri Lanka’s 70 th year of Independence with the concept “Let’s Not Limit Independence to a Day”. This explored the idea that freedom should not just be celebrated only on February 4, but through the year and it should be share by all lives. As a truly independent and free nation, we […]

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    Tree Planting with Aurora, Sri Lanka

    Otara recently attended a tree planting program along the Kadawatha/Nittambuwa Highway organized by Aurora Sri Lanka together with the Wildlife Department, Road Development Authority and many caring citizens. All saplings planted are endemic to Sri Lanka, while most are fruit-bearing trees that will provide; food for birds and animals, and shade for people and small […]

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    Keep Sri Lanka Beautiful

    As one of the Ambassadors for the National Program for 7 Days of Rest in Sri Lanka, Otara recently participated in a garbage cleanup program aimed at; encouraging people to dispose their waste in a more responsible manner, teaching them to maintain cleaner living areas and to find ways to keep Sri Lanka beautiful at […]

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    A better life, for all lives

    As Ambassador for the National Program for 7 Days of Rest in Sri Lanka, Otara recently attended an evening of meditation, song and prayer held at the Viharamahadevi Park Amphitheatre. The program was held as a part of a unique global initiative that invites people to practice a way of life which will lead to […]

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    National Program for 7 Days of Rest in Sri Lanka

    Otara was recently nominated as Ambassador for the National Program for 7 Days of Rest in Sri Lanka organized by Rev. Atureliya Ratana Thero. The initiative is part of a unique global event that invites individuals and communities all over the world to unite in intention and practices that everyone should follow in order to […]

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