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To celebrate World Vegan Day on the 1st of November, and to create awareness on the importance of going meatless and the need for a shift towards meatless lifestyle options, Meatless Monday Sri Lanka along with Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a video competition requiring participants to submit a 60 seconds video on why they think it is important to reduce meat consumption. Out of the many video entries five lucky winners were selected and awarded with a free ticket to the Vegan High Tea that was organised by the Mount Lavinia Hotel, on the 1st of November.

(Winners of the video competition at the Vegan High Tea)

The Vegan High Tea organised by Mount Lavinia Hotel was completely free of animal based produce but was successful in keeping in line with a traditional British high tea. The Vegan High Tea consisted of dairy-free scones, sandwiches and cakes; fried mushrooms and cauliflower croquettes; cold vegetable salads, dairy-free chocolate truffles and fruit components; with an endless supply of tea and coffee with dairy-free milk.

(The Vegan High Tea)

To further promote meat reduction on world vegan day, Meatless Monday Sri Lanka partnered with ‘Fit Sugar – Healthy Bakes’ and organised a social media campaign asking work spaces to pledge to do Meatless Monday for a month. The medical faculty from University of Colombo, staff from Durdens hospital, staff from Shanti Sena Sarwodaya and staff from J. Walter Thompson an Advertising firm; pledged to go meatless during the month of November and won a vegan chocolate cake by Fit Sugar.

(Students from the medical faculty of University of Colombo with their winning vegan chocolate cake)