Shanaka is the Founder of Lentil as Anything. Originally from Sri Lanka, Shanaka travelled extensively, sharing the lives of indigenous people around the globe. He opened the first Lentil as Anything in 2000 and has since then been increasingly involved in projects addressing social justice issues.
Lentil As Anything restaurants and grocery store have no set prices. Everyone is welcome to come for a meal and contribute in any way they can. Some people volunteer their time in the kitchen or on the floor, others leave a financial donation in one of the contribution boxes. All leave with the feeling that they are part of an inclusive community.