Otara Gunewardene featured on the cover page of Navaliya Newspaper

The article highlights Otara’s passion in promoting vegan Sri Lankan cuisine which  offers many health benefits, is cruelty free and does not harm any animals. Otara speaks from experience on the positive impacts of converting to a plant based diet, which has improved her well-being immensely along with the addition

Otara Gunewardene featured on the Mawbima FT Tabloid

The article talks about the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body balance. When asked about how she maintains her youthful appearance, she said, “I do my best to eat a healthy vegetarian diet and to stay fit.” She also talked about the importance of meditation for stress relief

Otara Gunewardene featured on the Mawbima Young Magazine

The article focuses on Otara Gunewardene’s journey as one of the top entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, a journey she started over 25 years ago and how she managed to succeed in the business world in with her strength, passion, determination and dedication to her work. She speaks about the importance

Otara Gunewardene joins Indeewari Amuwatte @Hydepark on Ada Derana

Otara Gunewardene joined Indeewari Amuwatte @Hydepark on Ada Derana recently to speak about her vision for a better Sri Lanka. Otara voiced her views on women empowerment and involvement in all sectors of the country and the need for gender balance to bring about change and move the country forwards

Otara Gunewardene featured on Wonder Woman Magazine

Otara Gunewardene was recently featured in the Wonder Woman magazine by Ada Newspaper. The article talks about the urgent need of taking measures to protect the wildlife and the environment of Sri Lanka, a country rich in biodiversity. Additionally, she also stressed on the importance of giving more opportunities and

Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony

Otara Gunewardene was recently invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a baby gorilla at the national Kwita Izina naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is a traditional naming ceremony in which new born baby Gorillas are named by conservation, business, sports, fashion and show biz icons from

Otara Gunewardene joins Lahiru Mudalige on Hari TV

Otara Gunewardene was recently interviewed on Stand by with Lahiru, on Hari TV. The interview focused on Otara’s career and her entrepreneurial journey, from selling clothes to raise funds for animal welfare, building one of the most successful fashion retail brands, to selling the company to devote her time to

Sri Lanka Customs Toastmasters Event

Otara was recently invited to speak at the Sri Lanka Customs Toastmasters Event. The aim of the program was to encourage and inspire members of the Toastmasters Club. In this dynamic Q&A Otara shared her entrepreneurial journey, how she built the Odel brand and handled the challenges that came her

Otara & Embark in Japan

Otara recently formed a partnership with an innovative and talented team to explore more opportunities in expanding the Embark brand in Japan. This was followed by an Embark pop-up stall at the Sri Lanka Festival, Tokyo which aimed to spread the message of Sri Lanka’s Street Dogs. “When I started #Embark over

Visit to the Attidiya Wildlife Rescue Centre

Otara recently paid a visit to the Attidiya Wildlife Centre which is managed by the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka. The sanctuary is home to injured and rescued animals who are receiving much-needed treatment. Many of these animals are wounded or sick due to cruelty, habitat loss, electrocution and more.