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The Happy Breatharian : A Food Free Consciousness- Kirby De Lanerolle at TEDxYouth@Colombo
January 2, 2013
Note from TED: We've flagged this talk, which was filmed at an independent TEDx event, because it falls outside TED's curatorial guidelines, by virtue of its questionable health advice. For example, it implies humans can gain adequate energy from air and sunlight instead of food, a claim which is not scientifically credible. Indeed it could cause harm if taken seriously. The guidelines we give our TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:
Kirby de Lanerolle, the founder of Warehouse Project, Executive Advisor to the Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka and Working Director of the National Volunteering Secretariat, is a young Dynamic, Entrepreneur and Visionary, holding directorships and leading positions in both the Private and Public sectors.
The Warehouse Project, located at Tripoli road, Maradana, aims to meet the basic needs of urban communities and focuses on facilitating and uplifting their lives by developing new and creative methods to communicate a positive message and aims at building a 'Culture of Honor' regardless of age, sex, cast or creed.
Kirby is also Managing Director of the Cedar Group of Companies, and Director of Ambassador Tea (Pvt) Ltd, Ceyfruits (Pvt) & Printology (Pvt) Ltd. His past public positions include, Executive Advisor to Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (MFAR), National Project Coordinator for FAO Aqua Culture Development Project, Director, National Aquaculture Development Authority, and Director, Projects Office, MFAR, where he was overlooking all seven corporations under the Fisheries Ministry and answered only to the Hon. Minister and Secretary.
He also Co-Chaired the Steering Committee for the International Year of Volunteers (IV+10) under the UNDP and was Chief Adjudicator for the V-Awards Sri Lanka, 2,011.
Notably, he is also currently the only Breatharian in Sri Lanka. In early October 2,012, he accomplished the seemingly impossible feat or completing half a marathon without eating for 2 months.
Excelling also in the field of sports, Kirby is a Gold medalist at the Junior National Level Championship for Rifle Shooting 1,995 and has won medals for Boxing, including Gold at the 2,005 Sabaragamuwa Provincial Meet and Bronze at the 2,005 National Sports Festival.
He will be speaking on the topic: The Happy Breatharian : A Food Free Consciousness.
This is in the true spirit of the theme "Powerful Beyond Measure", where the session will inspire people to excel beyond the potential they are seemingly born with, to establish a new generation of people who have no limits. The talk aims to create a greater level of self confidence and motivates the youth to gain greater heights.
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