A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 500+ villages island-wide reaching over 35,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.

Rural Sports Development – Success Stories 2021

The Foundation of Goodness continues to be an advocate of rural sports development in Sri Lanka as we strive to provide equipment, facilities and mentorship to the many talented rural youth who lack the right opportunities to reach their full potential. 

Recent Success Stories: 

The Foundation of Goodness is extremely proud of Kaveesha, Vishmi, Sachini and Imesha who were selected for the Sri Lanka National Women’s Cricket Teams to represent Sri Lanka in international tournaments.

These ladies are part of the Seenigama Ladies Cricket Team and have represented the Foundation of Goodness in local tournaments.

These exceptionally talented cricket players have extremely humble backgrounds and we were also happy to support them with some items of cricket clothes, shoes and equipment donated by our long time friend and supporter Sam Atukorala.

The Sports Academy of the OYOB Centre continues to offer a ladies cricket course for aspiring girls from rural Sri Lanka to train for free.  Women in Sports is a key area that the Foundation of Goodness is looking to expand upon and our Sports Academy had produced many strong ladies cricketers who have gone on to join the National Team over the years.

Pulina Tharanga, an exceptionally talented and determined beneficiary of the Foundation of Goodness was selected for the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team! Having been orphaned at a young age, Pulina received support from the Foundation of Goodness throughout his journey of becoming a professional cricketer and we are so proud of his achievement. 

 

Additionally, MCC scholarship recipient Sudeera Weeraratne from Devapathiraja College Rathgama has been selected to play in the upcoming Division 1 cricket tournament!

The Foundation of Goodness was happy to support him with cricket equipment to help him train better. A special thank you to Shaktha Amaratunga, Muttiah Muralidaran and Harry Solomons for making this donation possible.

K.Inthugathevi, the kickboxer from rural Puthiyanagar, was also provided with the  necessary equipment and other financial support, in order to represent Sri Lanka at an international kickboxing championship from January 5th to 12th in Lahore, Pakistan!

Thanks to kind donors such as Pratheepan Balasubramaniamm who also supports our Puthiyanagar VHE Centre, she can pursue her dreams. We wish her the very best of luck. 

The Foundation of Goodness will continue to empower the immense sporting talent lying dormant in rural Sri Lanka.