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Asirimath Iskole


The Asirimath Iskole, of ‘School of Inspiration’, is a newly renovated pre-school for the children of the Koul Ara area. A gift to the present and future generations of Koul Ara by the MJF Charitable Foundation, so that they may face life with strength and dignity. The MJF Charitable Foundation runs over 80 child care […]

MJFCF Fathers Cricket Tournament


To encourage the active participation of the fathers of the MJF Kids, the MJF Charitable Foundation organized a Father’s Day cricket tournament held on Tuesday, 22nd of March. The event was facilitated by the Social Alliance for Love and Trust (SALT) the youth group that successfully conducted the Teen Camp at the Foundation in February. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 18th Annual Aid to the Ex-abled (AIDEX) Sports Festival


The conflict which lasted for nearly three decades saw many people losing their limbs to land mines. The AIDEX (Aid to the Ex-Abled) Annual Sports Festival, now in its 18th year, has been sponsored by Dilmah, from its inception, to help such individuals realise their potential and to encourage them to live non-dependent lives with […]

‘Celebrating Differences 2013’ supported by the MJF Charitable Foundation


The MJF Rainbow Centre Moratuwa held its annual concert on 1 December 2013, bringing together all children from the MJF Charitable Foundation for an evening of artistic and creative expression. This year’s stage featured touching performances from both underprivileged and differently-abled children from the Moratuwa Centre, MJF Centre Peliyagoda and the Rainbow Centre in Moratuwa […]

MJFCF Challenge Trophy 2013 – cricket with a difference


The 6th annual Merrill J. Fernando Challenge Trophy for Excellence in Blind Cricket concluded at the Wesley College Grounds recently. The winners, Monaragala Subhagya Vidyalaya — School for the Hearing & Visual Impaired beat the CEI Sport Club, Piliyandala team in an impressive display of sportsmanship while the Ratmalana School for the Visually Impaired ‘A’ […]

MJF Kids celebrate their differences on World Down Syndrome Day


MJF Kids and their parents joined the Settlor of the MJF Charitable Foundation Merrill J. Fernando and the extended Dilmah family to celebrate their differences on World Down Syndrome Day at the MJF Centre Moratuwa on 16th March 2013. The event was an extra special day for kids attending the Cerebral Palsy and Rainbow Centres, […]

‘Country Roads’ wows the MJF Kids


The MJF Kids were treated to a special ‘Country Roads’ performance last evening at the Moratuwa MJF Centre. The evening was celebrated with the music of Texas Cowboy Bob Livingston, singer and songwriter Astrid Booke from Britain and Dirk the Maverick and his band from Germany. The performances included classics by John Denver, Johnny Cash, […]

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