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[NSW] Free Sri Lankan Meals Delivered for Elderly/Battlers/Jobless @ Colombo Social Enmore


Yet another great news story. Happy Easter, and stay safe :)

Shaun Christie-David opened Sri Lankan restaurant Colombo Social in November. To say it has been a tough start for the Enmore Road eatery would be an understatement, but still feels compelled to help others. "To us, being business owners comes with a huge level of responsibility. If we don't step up now, everything else we do as a business is irrelevant because when people needed us we weren't there." The restaurant has partnered with local charities such as Mission Australia and is aiming to deliver 2000 meals a day for people in need. His phone won't stop ringing. "The amount of people who have reached out to us over the past three days alone has been unprecedented." He says the "restaurant-quality" meals cost about $5 each, but the business is donating the cost of labour and asking donors to give $2 per-meal online to enable them to reach more people.

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  • +20 votes

    Some businesses and charities are so generous, hoping no one goes hungry

  • +23 votes

    Uh oh, free food for the jobless. This can't possibly go down well with the ozbargain community - the hardest working people in Australia.

    • +6 votes

      Working 24/7 to bring the bargains to YOU!!

  • +1 vote

    Keep it up guys..

  • +1 vote

    Good job!!

  • +30 votes

    Remember the names of these businesses in contrast to those who have jacked up prices.

    • -4 votes

      But the burgers are better at…

  • +8 votes

    Great idea, just donated. Looking forward to going to the restaurant when it's open again.

    • +1 vote

      Where did you go to donate?

  • +7 votes

    LEGENDS!! Keep up the amazing work lads!

  • +10 votes

    Colombo Social is great, they’re a little on the pricey side but have been consistently working in the social space (even before COVID) eg. providing jobs for refugees

  • +1 vote

    well done team,, great outcome

  • +1 vote

    Good work team

  • +12 votes

    Oh wow, I grew up down the road from Shaun - one of the nicest families you'll ever meet! Had lost touch with him, will have to make my way over when lockdown is eased! Also donated to help for the time being

  • +7 votes

    Great work machangs! Thank-you!


    Found Sri Lankans are very friendly and genuine. My most of doctors including specilists are Sri Lankans. Is it something to do with their culture or Buddhism