Specsavers New Malden store director Dr Ahmed Sivardeen showed his commitment to building stronger relationships with communities in London by attending an interfaith event this month.

The meeting, held at the Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre in Harrow, brought together many religious leaders from a wide range of faiths – from Christianity and Buddhism to Sikhism and Judaism – to discuss ways of building unity and celebrating diversity on a local scale.

Dr Sivardeen also attended the event in his capacity as chairman of the British Sri Lankan Association, an organisation dedicated to developing ties between the UK and Sri Lanka.

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Dr Sivardeen said: ‘At Specsavers, we serve a wide range of people from many different backgrounds and faiths, so this event was a great opportunity to share ideas and learn more about how we can develop closer relationships with our customers and build stronger links with the community.’

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