The Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide, and reached over 307,000+ beneficiaries in 2022 alone by way of 15 Empowerment Centres, free of cost.

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We extend our heartiest congratulations to the recipients of the Marylebone Cricket Club sports scholarships for 2022/2023! In total, 15 aspiring young cricket players have secured the MCC funded sports scholarships facilitated by the Foundation of Goodness this year. Since 2008, the Marylebone Cricket Club has continued to support aspiring sporting stars from rural Sri Lanka to reach their best potential by way of their annual cricket scholarships. 

The scholarship recipients are as below:

Second time scholarship recipients from 2021/2022

  1. Malsha Tharupathi – Richmond College – Galle ( National U19 Squad )
  2. Anton Abishek – St John’s College – Jaffna
  3. Kevin Derikshan – Jaffna Central College – Jaffna
  4. Hiruni Hansika – Devapathiraja Girls College – Rathgama (Nat. Devp. Squad)
  5. Rashmi Nethranjali – Devapathiraja Girls College – Rathgama (Nat. Devp. Squad)
  6. Vihara Sewwandi – Devapathiraja Girls College – Rathgama (Nat. Devp. Squad)
  7. Sumudu Nisansala – Devapathiraja Girls College – Rathgama (Nat. Devp. Squad)

New scholarship recipients for 2022/2023

  1. N.Yasiru Lakshan – Devapathiraja College – Rathgama
  2. W.D.Sumeda Sampath – Madampagama Central College – Madampagama
  3. T.Sadesh Kavinda – Karandeniya Central College – Karandeniya
  4. Shehan Madushanka – Revatha College – Balapitiya
  5. Senitha Helabage – Dharmasoka College – Ambalangoda
  6. Chamathka Kavishan – Sri Sumangala College – Hikkaduwa
  7. Nimesh Avinda – Vidyaloka College – Galle
  8. Danidu Sellaperuma* – St John’s College – Anuradhapura

(*Danidu Sellaperuma is the first schoolboy to score 500+ runs in U15 cricket in SL)

Numerous students from disadvantaged families face financial barriers that prevent them from pursuing their cricketing and sporting talents. These MCC scholarships serve as a crucial resource in granting them a chance to pursue their aspirations. Some of the cricket stars from rural areas, who have received the MCC scholarship have achieved remarkable success, including playing in the Premier League Cricket or representing Sri Lanka as members of the National Cricket Team. The most recent achievement by our Sports Academy beneficiaries Vihara Sewwandi, Sumudu Nisansala & Rashmi Nethranjali (MCC scholarship recipients) who were selected to represent Sri Lanka at the ICC U19 Women’s World Cup in South Africa this year, bears testament to this wholesome effort.

The Foundation of Goodness prides itself on producing world-class cricketers (both men and women) who have gone on to represent Sri Lankan as part of the National Team and we hope that these talented young hopefuls will also realize their dreams by carving out a successful cricket career.

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