Shantha Mayadunne

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Shantha Mayadunne (Sinhala: ශාන්තා මායාදුන්නේ; died on 21 April 2019) was a Sri Lankan chef, writer and television personality.

Career[change | change source]

She had thirty years of experience in the culinary arts and became one of the most popular Sri Lankan television chefs.[1] She learned advanced international cooking techniques at reputable cooking schools in many countries such as Australia, UK, Singapore, Thailand and India. As her popularity grew, she started to conduct classes, through workshops, mass media programs. She published two books, the first in 2001 while the second was in 2005.[2]

Death[change | change source]

She was killed on 21 April 2019 by a suicide bomber during a series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Her daughter was also killed in the attacks when both of them stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo for breakfast.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. ABC News Australia, 22 April 2019, Shantha Mayadunne, TV chef, killed in Sri Lanka attacks just minutes after Easter breakfast selfie
  2. "Shantha Mayadunne - Wedding Detail". weddingchannel.lk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. Tom Davidson. "Sri Lanka attack: TV chef and daughter among first victims of horrific bombings - World News". Mirror Online. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. Sri Lanka church, hotel massacre victims include TV chef, mother and son, Americans