Life through Cricket completes initial phase

‘Life through Cricket’ – a collaborative programme between the MJF Charitable Foundation and Cricket Live New Zealand has completed the first three months with the opening of the refurbished outdoor practice nets at the De Zoysa stadium at Moratuwa on 7 March 2014. The three outdoor practice nets got a temporary face lift when Cricket […]



Supporting a life of possibility

Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando laid the foundation stone to a new Vocational Training Centre aimed at training disadvantaged youth in culinary and hospitality The construction for a state of the art Vocational Training Centre was implemented under the patronage of Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his son, Dilhan C. Fernando on  22 March […]



Seeing the ability

22 March 2014, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka – World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March each year to recognize and celebrate the vital role played by individuals with Down Syndrome in our lives and communities. This year marked the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day focussing on ‘Health and Wellbeing – Access and […]



Learning through diversity

The MJF Sithijaya Centre for the differently-abled in Ambalantota re-commenced its operations on 12 February after a temporary closure of the centre since June 2012. The newly appointed staff of the Sithijaya Centre, together with the members of the Advisory Committee headed by the Divisional Secretary of Ambalantota – H. Thilakeratne, visited the MJF Centre […]



Inspiring change through our own

Members of the Women’s Development Programme of the MJF Charitable Foundation join hands in celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 On Saturday, 8 March 2014, a large audience comprising mostly women, involved in the MJF Charitable Foundation’s activities across Sri Lanka, gathered at the MJF Centre in Moratuwa to celebrate International Women’s Day. With representations from […]



Hope for children of the East

Deserving children from former conflict areas receive uniforms through the MJF Charitable Foundation Vavunativu, Kannakuda and Kokkaticholai, bordering Thoppigala, in the Eastern regions of Sri Lanka, were severely affected during the conflict that devastated the island. Since the cessation of the three decade long war, these areas have gradually returned to normalcy with improved infrastructure, […]



MJF Sithijaya Centre for the differently-abled recommences its operation in Ambalantota

The MJF Sithijaya Centre in Ambalantota recommenced its operational activities with a new management team headed by the Divisional Secretary Ambalantota on 12 February 2014. 47 children were enrolled at the centre and a team of medical experts including the Consultant Physician and Consultant Pediatric and Physiotherapists attached to the Hambantota Government hospital conducted a […]



NZ cricket scores more international success

While the Black Caps revel in the team’s comprehensive ODI series win over India, other New Zealand cricketers are scoring big with their international match-up. The team of five is teaching coaches and children in Sri Lanka as part of its “Life through Cricket” initiative. The New Zealand-based Cricket Live Foundation has teamed up with […]



Strengthening development at Carlebeck Tamil Vidyalaya

Carlebeck Tami Vidyalaya will commemorate its 75th anniversary this year. It has a student population of 540 with 23 teachers. The school offers classes up to grade 11, where students can sit for the GCE O/L examinations. The students attending this school are exclusively from Somerset and Radella eEtates. The school’s IT unit, with only […]