‘Che­va­lier Sahran Abeysundar­a KSTG’

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Sri Lankan born Sahran Abeysundar­a was re­cently dubbed ‘Che­va­lier Sahran Abeysundar­a KSTG' a Knight of the Order of St. Ge­orge in a grand cer­e­mony at the

his­toric Rochester Cathe­dral in the United King­dom.

Che­va­lier Abeysundar­a was nom­i­nated for this po­si­tion for his work in the com­mu­nity in his adopted home of Hasle­mere in the UK.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing in the UK ten years ago CHEV. Abeysundar­a served on the board of the lo­cal Cham­ber of Trade and Com­merce be­fore run­ning for of­fice as town coun­cil­lor, CHEV. Abeysundar­a was elected as Deputy Mayor of Hasle­mere in 2015 and then served as Mayor of Hasle­mere in 2016 and 2017.

CHEV. Abeysundar­a was chair­man of EQUAL GROUND in Sri Lanka, an LGBTI or­gan­i­sa­tion, was on the world board of ILGA and was on the board of In­ter

Pride, he is currently on the board of di­rec­tors of the Grand Ho­tel in Nuwara Eliya.

The Order of St Ge­orge dates back to 1326 and was the very first royal and mil­i­tary order of chivalry. Knights and Dames of the order up­hold the virtues of chivalry and strive to pro­vide a ser­vice to hu­man­ity by ac­tively pro­mot­ing good causes. As St. Ge­orge is the pa­tron saint of sol­diers, mem­bers of the order fo­cus their work on sup­port­ing the wel­fare of NATO and Com­mon­wealth armed forces per­son­nel amongst many other char­i­ta­ble causes.

At the grand in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony at the Rochester Cathe­dral CHEV. Sahran

Abeysundar­a KSTG knelt at the high al­ter where his in­signia cape was placed on him as the Grand Prior held spurs to his an­kles in a his­toric ritual as he gained his Knighthood, the Grand Of­fi­cers placed the neck jewel on him as the Grand Chan­cel­lor de­clared “go forth into the world, cov­ered with the shield of faith and van­quish the dragons of pride and ignorance”.

The Order of St Ge­orge dates back to 1326 and was the very first royal and mil­i­tary order of chivalry

Sahran Abeysundar­a

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