Following fourteen years of success across venues in Melbourne, formerSri Lankan refugee, Shanaka Fernando and his not-for-profit 'Lenitl As Anything' Restaurants have just opened in Sydneys Newtown. Diners are invited to pay what they feel the meal is worth, keeping in mind that their donation goes towards a host of things, food, labour, refugee training and support as well as sponsorship, community initiatives, and feeding the homeless just to name a few. Fernando’s generosity led to the Victorian Government awarding him with the Australian Local Hero Award in 2007. Many members of the community also get involved where possible with everyone from electricians, plumbers and carpenters volunteering their expertise, while farmers donate fresh produce. The restaurant, like all Lentils will be staffed predominantly by volunteers.