Foundation of Goodness
Since 2014, as part of Lanka Graphite’s corporate social responsibility program, the Company has commenced numerous initiatives to assist and rebuild the community of Sri Lanka.
In 2015, Lanka Graphite Limited donated 9,252,800 Rupees to the Foundation of Goodness, as the Principal Sponsor of the Murali Harmony Cup 2015 (7th – 11th October), a rural sports development and reconciliation initiative of the Foundation of Goodness.
Through its donation it was able to support 60% of the tournament costs to contribute towards the development of rural cricketers and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Lanka’s participation in the 4th instalment of the sports reconciliation tournament, for the second year running, will assist in promoting goodwill, unity and harmony which will create awareness through the medium of cricket, and open up opportunities for countless rural sportsmen and women.
Lanka aims to elevate the standards of cricket and all other sporting activities by engaging with children and youths affected by war, and to assist them via activities and sponsorships in the community that will allow them to lead an active lifestyle, promoting and encouraging personal development whilst interacting with more fellow cricketers from across the island.
During the flood in 2016, more than half a million residents of Sri Lanka were driven away from their homes. Lanka Graphite’s local team provided relief to the flood victims by donating rice, food and living essentials.
About Foundation of Goodness:
The Foundation of Goodness is a not-for-profit NGO registered in both Sri Lanka and USA. It was set up by Kushil Gunasekera in 1999, to provide essential services to his ancestral village of Seenigama. Since then, he has been joined by a dedicated Board of Trustees and a committed team based in Seenigama and Colombo, all working together with villagers and donors to uplift the lives of rural communities in Sri Lanka.
Chairman of Lanka Graphite Jitto Arulampalam working with Kushil in Murali Cup
Lanka Graphite Managing Director Emily Lee presenting a cheque of 9M Rupees as the principal sponsor of Muralli Cup in 2015.
Lanka Graphite’s local team working with the Sri Lankan army to provide relief to flood victims by donating food and essential living supplies in May 2016.
Lanka Graphite in collaboration with Kushil the founder of Foundation of Goodness donated 100 essential school packs to rural students at Kurunegala Sri Lanka.