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PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 October 2010

Priyadaka is in the spotlight

Priyadaka is in the spotlight

Carmen Valino

Priyadaka, 47, is the manager of the vegetarian food store Friends Organic on Roman Road. The shop was originally set up by the London Buddhist Centre 30 years ago, and is managed by practising Buddhists . Friends Organic is an alternative supermarket tha

Priyadaka, 47, is the manager of the vegetarian food store Friends Organic on Roman Road. The shop was originally set up by the London Buddhist Centre 30 years ago, and is managed by practising Buddhists . Friends Organic is an alternative supermarket that also orders goods for individual customers and prides itself on selling ethical and fair trade goods.

Where are you from?

Originally I'm from Norwich but now I live in the East End.

What do you like about the East End?

I like the people around here. It's a really funky area there are lots of festivals and things going on at this time of year. The Genesis Cinema in Mile End is good as well.

What don't you like about the East End?

I don't like the sirens. I think there are too many going past Roman Road, I know they are doing their job but it can be a bit noisy. It's the usual thing really, it is a little dirty. There isn't much crime though.

What do you do to relax?

I meditate and I like to hang out with my friends. I like to go to the countryside as well. I go back to Norwich sometimes because my brother's still up there.

What are you doing this weekend?

On Saturday, I'm going to see some bands. I'm planning to go to Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park to see Neil Young. I'm not sure but I think a friend may have a ticket for me. I may be working on Sunday.


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