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“I cannot express what it feels to hold the keys to our own home”
(Dickoya, Sri Lanka – 26 January 2015): “I cannot express what it feels to hold the keys to our own home,” said Jasmine Radhakrishnan (27), born and bred on Dunkeld Estate. “This new house is a dream come true and we can now plan for a better future
Jasmine joins a group of nearly 50 families on Dunkeld Estate to receive permanent housing built by the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJF CF) since Dilmah acquired full ownership of the property. In October 2014, work was started on constructing new housing units according to a selected prototype, all on the lower division on Dunkeld estate overlooking the picturesque Castlereagh Reservoir.
A total of 49 families residing on Dunkeld estate received permanent housing. These families were selected as some of them were living in potentially unsafe temporary accommodation, while others were sharing homes with more than one family per house. Hence, with all these families moving
“As a mother of a one-year-old baby girl, I am now able to work – my mind at peace, for my young one will be cared for in a specialised crèche cum Child Development Centre (CDC),” said a smiling Jasmine as a child safe space was also inaugurated on Dunkeld estate. “Further, my daughter will be guided
On the occasion, Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando also inaugurated a purpose built
The initiative is