‘Chevalier Sahran Abeysundara KSTG’
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