Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Lakshan Madurasinghe appointed as Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka Goodwill Ambassador
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.”