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 […]



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, […]