The 4th Tsunami Charity Reception, a fundraising event in remembrance of the Tsunami organised by the Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers on 28th November 2008 at Garden Court Chambers, Lincoln's Inn Fields, was a great success and a lovely evening.
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner Nihal Jayasinghe and his wife Indira as the guests of honour and nearly 100 other guests were privileged to witness a dazzling solo violin recital by Mandhira de Saram's of the two movements from Bach's Sonata for unaccompanied violin in G minor, 1) Adagio and 2. Presto (movement 4); and the Fritz Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice.
"Mandhira was brilliant" - Neville De Silva.
"Mandhira de Saram was wonderful, her performance on the violin was a tour de force. If she gave that superb performance at the Royal Albert Hall, she would have had top reviews in newspapers." - Tom McKinnon
The American auction of a framed child's painting raised £600 for Tsunami affected children in Matara and we made a profit of over £1500 for the Sri Lankan Lawyers (UK) Tsunami Appeal Registered Charity No. 1108341.