Soma came to Belfast in 2001 following the death of his son in a war torn Sri Lanka. Soma has never let the difficulties in his life stopped him thinking of others. He is always busy helping someone whether a friend in need or fundraising or volunteering with the many charity groups he is involved with. He has delivered and installed electical goods for families for St Vincent de Paul and helps migrant families settle and mingle with the local community on behalf of the Red Cross. As chairperson of NICRAS he organised cross cultural events for asylum seekers and refugees helping integration and breaking down sterotypes. Soma is heavily involved with ARTSEKTA and coordinates the events and food stalls at the Belfast Mela, Northern Irelands largest multicultural event. He has also volunteered for the Indian Community Centre and Feile An Phobail while caring for his wife. He is a star!!