Shanaka Fernando

Full name: Shanaka Fernando

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Born 1969 in Columbo, Sri Lanka, where he grew up and attended a Buddhist school, although his mother was Irish Catholic and father of Portugese descent. Came to Australia in 1989 to study Law, but gave it up to travel around the world and pursue Buddhist teachings. Returned to Australia to establish the Lentil as Anything restaurant.

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  • According to The Herald Sun newspaper, Fernando lives with minimal possessions in a tent on the Elwood foreshore and takes morning swims in Port Phillip Bay.


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