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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
Dilmah launches The Genesis Project
Dilmah’s ‘The Genesis Project’ recently launched at the birthplace of Dilmah Tea in Maligawatte – will be an innovation hub and centre of excellence for Nature-based solutions. It will be an incubator that births and nurtures agripreneurs to reach their fullest potential and conquer international markets. And a home for industry experts and food and agri entrepreneurs to gather, share knowledge and inspire each other.
A Cup Of Kindness Goes A Long Way
With the help of your cuppa the Dilmah MJF Charitable Foundation and Kahawatte Plantations have joined hands to support the Suwa Seriya Ambulance Service. We have pledged our commitment to allocating 7 ambulances to 7 District Hospitals across the country, including DGH Nawalapitiya, Base Hospital Kahawatte, Glencairn District Hospital Dickoya, Teaching Hospital Nuwara Eliya, Kiribathgoda, Point Pedro and Teaching Hospital Batticaloa. Staying true to our Founder Merrill J. Fernando's purpose, with every cup of Dilmah you sip, 15% of the profits go towards serving humanity with kindness to people & nature!