The focus of the sports programmes delivered by the Foundation of Goodness concentrates on the mental, physical and social health of sports participants and the development of life skills. The programmes are delivered via the Sports Academy in Seenigama as well as coaching camps, clinics and other forms of support such as the donation of equipment and development of sports facilities island-wide.
There is huge sporting potential lying dormant in rural Sri Lanka, without the right facilities and opportunities to be unleashed. This is where the Foundation of Goodness hopes to step in, and bridge the gap the urban-rural divide by providing high quality training, mentoring and facilities to aspiring sports men and women across Sri Lanka.
The Sports Academy is made up of the Wimalabuddhi Surrey Oval cricket grounds, the Bryan Adams Foundation Swimming Pool Complex, Netball and Volleyball Courts, Gym and Club House as well as the Sri Sumangala MCC Lords Cricket Grounds located nearby in Hikkaduwa.
The Sports Academy offers free of charge training in the following sports:
Rural Sports Development Activities
The Foundation of Goodness also conducts a variety of rural sports development activities including scholarships, sponsorship of athletes to represent the country overseas, coaching camps and clinics with professional sportsmen and coaches, the donation of sports equipment and venue development island-wide.
Support for Overseas Representation
Sports Success Stories
Rural Sri Lanka is brimming with sporting potential and simply lacks the right opportunities and infrastructure to be phenomenal. The Foundation of Goodness is proud to have helped empower a multitude of rural sportsmen and women, who have gone on to excel in their respective fields in both the national and international levels.
Kavisha Dilhari – Cricketer
(Recognized as one of the World’s Top 20 women cricketers to watch in the 2020’s)
Amasha De Silva – Athlete
(International and national athletic champion and is currently the South Asian Junior champion in 100m & 200m)
Ramesh Mendis – Cricketer
(National cricket player who debuted for Sri Lanka at the 2nd match of the England Vs. Sri Lanka test series)
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth – Cricketer
(First born-and-bred cricketer from Jaffna to appear in an internationally televised game from Sri Lanka)
Lanka Premier League 2020
We are delighted to announce that 6 of our beneficiaries were selected to play in the Lanka Premier League this year! Theivendiram Dinoshan and Vijayakanth Viyaskanth from the North playing for the Jaffna Stallions and from the South, Tharindu Kaushal and Navod Paranavithana for the Colombo Kings and Pulina Tharanga & Ramesh Mendis for the Dambulla Viiking! These talented boys have received training, equipment and are MCC sports scholarship recipients!