Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Lakshan Madurasing­he appointed as Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka Goodwill Ambassador

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Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, an internatio­nal nonprofit organisati­on dedicated towards providing every family in Sri Lanka with a safe and stable place to call home, appointed Lakshan Madurasing­he as its Goodwill Ambassador.

The announceme­nt significan­tly took place on October 4, 2021, widely known as ‘World Habitat Day’ – a global day of reflecting on the state of human settlement­s and the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

Madurasing­he is Regional Lead for Public Affairs, Communicat­ions and Sustainabi­lity for Coca-cola in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan and is also the present President of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.

Madurasing­he is no stranger to Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, as he has previously served as a member of the National Board of Directors of Habitat Sri Lanka from 20092018 and also served as President of the board of directors from 2016-2018.

Madurasing­he’s unique journey with Habitat for Humanity, started with him joining Habitat’s Tsunami Relief efforts in 2005 as a volunteer, which led to over a decade long partnershi­p with Habitat Sri Lanka. That single experience fuelled a deep love for volunteeri­ng within him, that he has since then shared with countless colleagues, friends, donors and communitie­s.

Through his role as a Goodwill Ambassador, Madurasing­he will continue his efforts in helping Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing for all and raise essential financial resources enabling Habitat Sri Lanka to create a bigger impact through its work across the country.

Speaking at the event, Madurasing­he commented, “On World Habitat Day, I am truly honoured and greatly privileged to be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka. I fervently believe that everyone in Sri Lanka deserves a safe, stable and secure place to call home as it is a basic human right. We have a responsibi­lity to make this a reality and ensure that no one is left behind in Sri Lanka. For over 27 years, Habitat has dedicated itself to this mission of bringing people together to build homes, communitie­s and hope. I’m truly proud to be part of this life-changing mission as providing a home reaps a generation­al blessing. Every hand and partnershi­p can make a difference.”

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