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The Story of H A Premaratne

This is the story of H.A Premaratne who was assisted by the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) in 2011 to rebuild his life after he lost his income following an accident. Today, he has been able to turn the small garden compound of his humble home into a fruity and vegetable haven. The prosthesis […]

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The Story of Mithun Madushan

As a kid who was growing up in the care of old grandparents, the biggest problem faced by Madushan Mithun was lack of proper direction and guidance in terms of education and career. Mithun spent much of his time idling with the children in his neighbourhood without any focus on education or on his future. […]

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Story of Nurul Fatima

As the ‘First Decade of MJF Kids’ celebrated the inspirational journey of the MJF Kids Programme, Nurul Fatima recalls the lessons that transformed her life…

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Moments from AIDEX 2016

Over 300 extraordinarily abled individuals; talented, brave, resilient and committed, on a common platform. Participating in track and field events with much gusto to prove their prowess and celebrate their diversity. Here are some of those inspirational moments from AIDEX 2016.

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Young chefs at Empower Culinary Training Centre on an international culinary adventure

The world class chefs Sean Collins from Accor Hotels, Selvana Chelvanaigum from William Angliss Institute and Volker Marecek from The Langham, Auckland who volunteered to lecture and train the students of the Empower Culinary Training Centre of the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation completed their week long culinary adventures with the students, inspiring these young […]

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The First Decade of MJF Kids celebrated on a grand note

“To me, coming back here today to sing at this event was in a way like saying a big thank you for the MJF Kids for nurturing my abilities.” – Nurul An event highly anticipated by the MJF Kids Programme participants; both past and present- the ‘First Decade of MJF Kids’ took place on October […]

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Dilmah’s quest to enable the differently-abled through AIDEX continues

The Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) has always worked towards uplifting the conditions of the differently-abled and countering the discrimination faced by such individuals, through the implementation of wide-ranging programmes; and supporting the annual AIDEX sports fiesta has been a commitment made since 2003 as this sports day is designed to reward and recognise […]

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Tea turns a new leaf for executive chef

Volker Marecek has hung up his executive chef,s hat and jacket to go and teach young Sri Lankans how to cook, among other things, pasta. In his luggage is a pasta machine. The European fare, he says, will be something quite different for the youngsters to cook from their usual fare of dahl, rice, curries, […]

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