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Q&A


An interview with Laxman Perera


By pauL sisoLak A


nyone famiLiar With the DeLicious asian fare of sushi teri, anchor of LinDen avenue


at the intersection of carPinteria’s DoWntoWn District, is no stranger to the many siDes of Laxman Perera.


Anyone familiar with the delicious Asian fare of


Sushi teri, anchor of linden Avenue at the intersec- tion of Carpinteria’s Downtown t, is no stranger to the many sides of laxman Perera. A self-professed “floater,” Perera, owner of the wildly successful Japanese restaurant, can be seen on any given day at one of his restaurants as a sushi chef, waiter, cashier or dishwasher, sometimes all at once. Perera says staying involved is one of the keys to staying successful.


Perera’s humanitarian side is perhaps most note-


worthy. the Sri lankan native has raised thousands of dollars in relief aid after the South Asian island was devastated by a tsunami in December 2004. the result: Perera’s Rebuild Sri lanka Foundation.


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