A Kingston dad is calling for the British Sri Lankan community’s brightest stars in the borough to throw their hats into the ring before entries close in the inaugural BriSLA Awards.

Father of three, Dr Ahmed Zimar Sivardeen (47), director of Specsavers in New Malden and chairman of The British Sri Lankan Association (BriSLA), is championing the new national awards ceremony to honour the work of the British Sri Lankan community, and is calling for final entries before the closing date at the end of July.

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Ahmed said: ‘We’re thrilled to be hosting the first BriSLA awards ceremony, celebrating the successes of the British Sri Lankan community in furthering prosperity in Sri Lanka. With entries closing at the end of the month, I’m making a final call to the thriving British Sri Lankan community in my home borough to nominate their rising and brightest stars.’

Entries are open in six categories: health and education, entrepreneurship, legal, public and community service, media and sports personality, with a closing date of July 31st.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London later this year and will also be acknowledged at 2016’s London Marathon.

More about BriSLA

BriSLA is a non-profit organisation, inclusive of all races, religions, schools of thought and traditions, which aims to assist in the relief of poverty, improve health and education, and minimise the carbon footprint.

All nominations should be sent to chairman@brisla.org.uk. The BriSLA Awards 2015 will take place on November 14th at Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.

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