Partners & Sponsors
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.
Cheyne Capital was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Lourie (CEO & CIO) and Stuart Fiertz (President) after working together at Morgan Stanley. Cheyne is a leading alternative investment fund manager investing across the capital structure, focusing primarily on corporate and real estate assets.
AUSLMAT raises money in Australia to buy medical supplies in Sri Lanka for medical clinics and hospitals. The team is made up of doctors and other health practitioners, their families and friends. AUSLMAT visits Sri Lanka generally each year (sometimes more often) and every visit includes delivery of donated medical equipment and other supplies, hospital lectures, ward rounds, and assisting clinics in remote areas and orphanages.
GoldenTree is an employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, private credit, distressed debt, structured products, emerging markets, private equity and credit-themed equities. GoldenTree was founded in 2000 and is one of the largest independent asset managers focused on credit. GoldenTree manages approximately $50 billion for institutional investors including leading public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.
Teardrop Hotels is an exclusive collection of boutique hotels in distinct regions across Sri Lanka. From a 17th Century townhouse in the legendary Galle Fort to traditional tea planter’s bungalows high up in the hills, the collection of beautifully renovated, historic properties are sewn together by three founding principles; Genuine Sri Lankan hospitality; Fabulous Sri Lankan and International cuisine using locally sourced fresh ingredients; and experiences that put our guests face to face with the warm and colorful sights and sounds of the teardrop island. We constantly invest in our properties, our people and are continually looking for new and wonderful opportunities to bring to life so that our guests get the very best out of their Sri Lankan experience. We are delighted to be supporting the fantastic work carried out by VACD and hope to increase our involvement as we grow.
The MJF Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Services and Resplendent Ceylon. They work with underserved communities investing long term in the lives of women, men, girls and boys to ensure that they have control of their futures and also pay it forward to their own communities.
Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) is the first and the only organization for children with Cerebral Palsy in Sri Lanka. It was started with an objective to provide educational and therapeutic services for children with Cerebral Palsy and associated movement disorders.
Gryphon Capital Investment Pty Ltd (“Gryphon”) is a specialist secured credit fixed income manager managing tailored investment solutions on behalf of institutional investors, principally Insurance and Superannuation funds, and an ASX listed Trust, Gryphon Capital Income Trust (ASX :GCI) on behalf of wholesale and retail investors seeking regular and sustainable monthly income while keeping capital preservation as a primary objective.
Western Australia-Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Association (WASLA) was established in 1971 to promote the general welfare and support of Sri Lankans residing in Western Australia. It also caters to non-Sri Lankans who are interested in Sri Lanka, by creating an exciting meeting ground to foster social interaction and closer ties with other West Australian communities. WASLA promotes an active interest in Sri Lanka by providing historical, cultural, religious and other non-political information.