Otara was recently appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, in celebration of its 25th anniversary..
Otara has supported the organization since the 2004 Tsunami with its rebuilding efforts in the Southern province, garnering the support of donors and volunteers to raise funds for Habitat Sri Lanka.
Inspired by Habitat’s work, she also sponsored the construction of 13 homes for flood prone families in the district of Kalutara.
“I look forward to supporting the good work done by Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka in bringing tangible changes to people’s lives, which is what I have always done and continue to do. I always look at engaging in work that benefits the people, animals and the environment; and Habitat for Humanity’s commitment towards creating ‘Habitats’ for people in need, is a vision I have always felt strongly about.” Said Otara Gunewardene at the announcement ceremony.