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Outstanding Sri Lankans Honored in the UK’s New Year Honours List 2024

In the recently unveiled New Year Honours List 2024 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in the UK, three exceptional individuals from Sri Lanka have been lauded for their remarkable contributions.

Dr. Anne Doloras Perera, based in St Johns, Auckland, has been recognized for her exceptional services to food science, nutrition, and the community. As a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Dr. Perera expresses humility and honor, reflecting on her 40-plus years of professional and community work in her adopted home.

Athula Cuda Bandara Wanasinghe, JP, is awarded The Queen’s Service Medal for his notable contributions to the Sri Lankan community and cricket. His recognition underscores the significant impact he has made in both community service and the world of cricket.

Acknowledged for his services to the Sri Lankan community, Mr. Sadun Kithulagoda from Wellington has played a pivotal role in shaping the expatriate community for over two decades. Serving as a key figure in various organizations, including the United Sri Lanka Association and the Sri Lankan Dance Academy, Kithulagoda has been instrumental in fostering cultural connections and supporting community events.

In response to the honor, Mr. Kithulagoda emphasizes that the award is not merely a personal achievement but a symbolic recognition for everyone who has been part of his journey.

The New Year Honours List for 2024 acknowledges the achievements and service of extraordinary individuals across the UK.

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