Dilmah helps empower differently-able in sport

Harshini Kumari Pathiraja, studying for the Advance Level in the Commerce stream, came all the way from Kurunegala to take part in 2014’s AIDEX (Aid to the Ex-Abled) Sports Festival that was held in Colombo. A regular entrant in the event organized by the Colombo Friend-in-Need Society for the differently-able, it is held annually for […]


Plantation Doctors

Against All Odds

Dr. Balakrishnan Sathyaraj from Dilmah’s Somerset Estate and Dr. Kuppusami Kanageswari from Dilmah’s Dunsinane Estate were the children of tea pickers and plantation workers. Their determination and courage to better their lives and those around them were rewarded by the scholarship programme of the MJF Charitable Foundation (MJFCF). The MJFCF supported their Advanced Level and […]



The 7th Annual Merrill J. Fernando Challenge Trophy

Hope for the visually impaired through cricket Cricket is more than just a sport to many Sri Lankans and has become a platform for unity and equality since Sri Lanka made its international debut in the 1975 inaugural Cricket World Cup. Bringing together those of all walks of life, ethnicities and communities, this game has […]


Cricket Live 2014

Game of Hope

“Cricket is my favourite sport and I’m so happy that the Life through Cricket programme is giving me a chance to play this match with all my friends. We are learning to be a team and have lots of fun. I wish they continue this in the future,” said Chirantha Wijesuriya, a child of the […]



Creating Awareness on Reproductive Health for Dilmah Employees

Over 650 staff members of Dilmah Tea employed at the Peliyagoda factory premises attended a Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning workshop on 7 July 2014. The programme, organized by the MJF Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) together with the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka discussed family planning and contraception, safe motherhood (including components related to […]



116 students graduate from the Curtiss Centre for Design

It was day of celebration and commemoration that saw the 4th batch of students from the Curtiss Centre for Design graduate at a special Certificates Awarding Ceremony held at the MJF Centre in Moratuwa on 28 June 2014. The event took place amidst a large gathering of invitees, students and parents and was graced by […]



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 […]