Goodwill Ambassadors


AUGP USA  enlists the volunteer services and support of prominent individuals from the worlds of art, sport, literature, humanitarian services, peace and entertainment to highlight priority issues and to draw attention to its activities. Our experience has proven that celebrities can contribute to our efforts to raise awareness of the aims, objectives and priorities of the Organization, to convey messages about its activities and to extend its public outreach.

Individuals invited to serve as Ambassadors shall:

(a) Possess widely recognized talent in the arts, sciences, literature, entertainment, sport or other fields of public life:

(b) Be persons of integrity who demonstrate a strong desire to help mobilize public interest in, and support for, the purposes and principles of AUGP and who demonstrate the commitment and proven potential to reach out to significant audiences, including decision-makers;

(c) Possess the personality and dignity required for such high-level representative capacity.



His Highness Dr. Tackie Tieko Tsuru 11

King of Ghana

Peace Ambassador Ghana

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H.E. Sir Justice Dr. PATRICK BIJOU
Senior Redemption Judge of International Court of Justice ( ICJ & ICC


His Excellency Sir Patrick Bijou was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. At five, he came to Britain when his father obtained a scholarship to study and has remained in the UK ever since. Having been raised in London, he completed part of his education in England and moved to the USA to conclude his studies. He attended Camden College, where he obtained his degree in Business Studies and later his MBA in Economics and International banking.

He studied and lived in New York for some 12 years and then secured his first job at Wells Fargo Bank on Wall Street and later went on to the trading floor, specializing in derivates and futures debt markets. His Excellency excelled as a bond trader and took up opportunities at various banks, including Deutsche and Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. On his return to England, he established himself in the specialist area of debt capital markets, private placements and structured products

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Amb. Datuk. Dr Aphinita Chaichana

Global Commander in Chief of  UN PeaceKeeping Forces Council-UNPKFC-SEA



Dr. Maniish Mehra

Mr. Mehra is an accomplished Business Professional who ventured in the area of commodities and financial field and dealt with a few well renowned companies worldwide. In 2011, the group diversified and floated a dedicated management consultancy firm – VAAMAA FOREX Services Private Limited – offering management consultancy services for aspiring project owners seeking innovative and alternative project financing solutions. In the year 2015, the group entered into a Joint Venture with The Pintus Group LLC and floated a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) – TPGVFSPJV LLC, registered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • In 2011 – was appointed as Director in VAAMAA FOREX Services Private Limited
  • In 2012 – was appointed as Director – India – The Pintus Group LLC, USA
  • In 2014 – was appointed as Vice President- India – The Pintus Group LLC, USA
  • In 2015 – was appointed as Chairman –TPGVFSPJV LLC


Ms. Neena Riche UK

She is also the International Director of Infrastructural Funding for AUGP


Asha J UK

Asha J singer, songwriter, performer, model, actress, Ambassador for World Peace and Foundation against Thalassemia. Born and bought up in the UK she supports Worldwide causes through her Music Celebrity status opening and closing events over the years with the world peace project song ‘Asha For Peace’ and promoting online campaigns and supporting the charities through online media awareness on social platforms.


Deshabandu Vishwa JP Dr.Janaka Edirisinghe

A distinguished past pupil of prestigious Royal College Colombo Sri Lanka Janaka held a flawless academic and extra-curricular track record.  He was a school Prefect and one of the finest Athletes produced by Royal.

BS., MS ( Industrial Engineering- North Carolina A & T Summa Cum Laude., PhD


Amb. Dr.Baroness Uba Iwunwa Canada

A Nigerian Born Singer/Actress, an advocate for Nigerian Culture and Heritage in Canada. Uba is an artist with a difference, proudly a Nigerian home girl making waves in Canada. Starring as Nneka in the award-winning Nollywood movie ‘Missing Link’, a Phinchic Productions Canada. Her Human Rights advocacy and numerous various community charity work particularly, with youth in Africa.


Academician Prof.Dr Mirjana Radovic-Markovic 

Dr Mirjana Radovic-Markovic  is a full professor of Entrepreneurship. She holds B. Sc, M. Sc. and PhD  Degrees in Economics,  as well as Post Doctoral Studies in Multidisciplinary Studies in Lomonosow (Russia). She has served as a professor at a number of international universities, foundations and institutes. In addition, she is a Member of Scientific Council, National Ministry of Science, Serbia (2016-) ,head of the Scientific Centre for Economic Researches, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia.


Ms. Meera Wijayarathne

BA (Special Sociology- University of Colombo) .,MA ICD and Futwagen University-Berlin, Germany ).

Researcher and Lecturer Cultural Diplomacy at United Nations University for Global Peace.

Meera is the Head of WPDO-World Peace and Diplomacy Org in the European Union and the Head of Cultural Diplomacy Hub.  She has participated in several conferences and symposia in Cultural Diplomacy. The interactions with World leaders, Diplomats and Academia has sharpened her skills given greater impetus to start a new dialogue about world peace.

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H.E. Imperial Emperor Prince Dr. Robert Morris

Prince of the family of Morrice (Morris) which is of great antiquity .This is a Sovereign Monarchy. Owner of General Contractors llc with over 40 years of experience.

The Peaceful Mind Foundation Ambassador of Psychological Health .

Franklin University Associate degree in Electrical and Mechanical . Activities and Societies: Alpha Phi Omega

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Ramani Fernando

Ms. Ramani Fernando

Ramani Fernando is an iconic figure in the hair and beauty culture industry in Sri Lanka, spanning a career of over 40 years. Having won the Zonta ‘Woman of Achievement’ in the late 90’s, she has been the recipient of many prestigious accolades. In 2005, Ramani was adjudged ‘The Woman Entrepreneur of The Year’, awarded by the ‘Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry’ of Sri Lanka.


Mr.Gerald Solomons

Gerald Solomons has been in Hair and Beauty care for over 4 decades. He migrated to New Zealand and set up Chagall in Auckland. Chagall soon hit the headlines and was rated as the best hair and beauty salon for 3 consecutive years.

He then moved to Australia and became famous there too. Gerald has been trained in all the famous fashion capitals in the world.

Ramzi Rahaman

Mr. Ramzi Rahaman

Ramzi Rahaman is a renowned hairstylist/ beautician who has more than 40 years of experience.

He has acquired his professional qualifications from many of the top hairdressing schools in London.

He constantly participates in television talk shows and seminars to the corporate sector on grooming sessions and participates in hair & beauty workshops as well.

He was the “official beautician for grooming” for the Sri Lankan airline cabin & ground handling staff.

Manel Kotuwegoda

Ms. Manel Kotuwegoda

Manel Kotuwegoda has more than 43 years of hands on experience in the beauty culture field, providing excellence service to this field through studying beauty culture in many countries such as Australia, Thailand, China and Singapore. Proving herself, she has won the Presidential award twice in 2009 and 2017.

She was also awarded with the ‘most popular beautician’ award consecutively in the years 2006 and 2007.

Suinitha Kotelawala

Ms. Swinitha Kotalawala

In Suinitha Kotalawela’s quest to gaining knowledge of cosmetology, she advanced herself with many secrets that enhance and retain beauty. Being a teacher at the start of her career – the desire to share her knowledge overcame her. She started her first class in the 1993, with a few students which today have grown into many numbers. In the same year she entered the salon business by setting up her first salon at the YMBA Shopping Complex.

With more than 60 batches graduating, in her own words, her biggest accomplishment is that she was able to fulfil her desire to serve her motherland. “Beauty culture is the best subject that one could ever teach and feel greatly rewarded” she states adding that the satisfaction she receives through the performance of her students is the fruit and reward she ever long for.

Dora Attanayake

Ms. Dora Attanayake

Dora Attanayake has 40 years of experience in the field of beauty culture and is a Diploma holder in Hairdressing & Beauty Culture in UK, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India.

She is the Founder President Of Professional Hairdressers & Beauticians of Sri Lanka and is an All Island Justice of Peace. Dora is also the Director of the Salon ‘Dora & School of Hair & Beauty’.

Johaan Peries

Mr. Johann Peries

An artist inspired by nature, Johann is a hair designer by profession and adventurer by choice. He is the only Sri Lankan man to summit Mount Everest at 8,848 m which he achieved on the 22nd of May 2018.

Johann began his hair-dressing career 25 years ago. Opting for originality over formulaic, he soon became popular as one of the best hair designers in the country. Ta king his innate flair in the beauty and fashion culture a step further, he reestablished the local industry to meet international standards by introducing new concepts in bridal designs, attire conceptualizing and make up. Today he is one of the most sought after hair and beauty designers, and amongst the few Sri Lankans in the industry to be globally acclaimed.


Ms. Eshani Diana Jayapala

Brand Ambassador

Miss Sri Lanka title holder

Member UN volunterer task force and SL Red Cross


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