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Design For Sustainable Development (DFSD) Foundation has established the Shilanthi Abayagunawardana Textile Design Scholarship to promote design excellence and nurturing new talent in Sri Lankan textile design.  Shilanthi Abayagunawardana, after whom the scholarship is named, is an exceptionally talented and prolific textile designer who has devoted her career to promoting Sri Lankan heritage textiles, pushing design frontiers and mentoring students. She spends countless hours in rural communities working alongside artisan partners to create truly exquisite and unique designs and is wonderfully generous in sharing her deep knowledge and expertise.  Details of the scholarship, which is open to Sri Lankan citizens and permanent residents