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Paris-based Sri Lankan baker makes Olympic history as Torchbearer

May 12, Colombo (LNW): As the Olympic flame arrived in France from Greece, anticipation mounted for the relay featuring 10,000 torchbearers, each representing unique tales of accomplishment.

Among them stands Tharshan Selvarajah, a Paris-based baker originally from Sri Lanka, who arrived in France for the first time in 2006.

Renowned for his prize-winning baguettes, Selvarajah etches his name in Olympic history as the inaugural Sri Lankan torchbearer.

In 2023, Selvarajah clinched the prestigious “Grand Prize of the Traditional French Baguette,” organised by the Paris City Hall, solidifying his reputation.

Subsequently, he earned the esteemed opportunity to supply baguettes to France’s presidential palace.

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