Chairman’s Message

I am very proud and humbled by CDF accomplishments. Our team, working hand in hand with the communities in order to achieve our successes. We are continuously striving to improve the lives of the disadvantaged. In collaboration with our partners and supporters. CDF has been implementing community development programs in the Ratnapura district, which empowers disadvantaged people to be the key authors of their own development. It has been a privilege to see communities utilizing and building their strengths to take greater control of their lives. Together we will continue to make a difference.

I would like to extend my profound gratitude and deepest appreciation to funding organizations and well-wishers for providing financial assistance for the development of community. The staff, volunteers, community leaders, and members are highly appreciated for your commitment to our work. You are the driving force of CDF’s efforts to overcome challenges to effectively implement our projects, and to achieve our goals. As we look forward to serve the disadvantaged communities, it is your support that makes CDF’s work possible.

On behalf of the CDF team, I kindly thank you for your support.

Thank you.
Mr. F. Charles Morhan Ravie

Vice Chairman’s Message

After eight years of extensive experience in the field of community development, women empowerment, poverty alleviation and peace building, CDF know how important the women empowerment and poverty elevation are. Our organization’s belief in continuous progress, however, encourage us to work hard towards the destitute people in our operation areas ; this is indeed what we do through our continued dedication, both of our development process and our plan of our action.

Due to the outstanding quality of services and the solid reliability provide to community by our team, we have established ourselves as exemplary community workers and we feel proud that our development activities touch the lives of thousands of people around Ratnapura district

In order to achieve its vision, CDF has set well-defined objectives including maximizing efficiency, focusing on needs of community, delivering high quality service, optimizing output, maintaining the highest degree of discipline

The great strides we have made and our many accomplishments along the way would not have been possible without the commitment of our members, partners, networks, staff and volunteers who have promoted CDF’s vision, mission and objectives through their dedication and professionalism.

Furthermore, it is our intention to publicize and promote the role of plantation women in social life of the country so that they can develop and strengthen their capabilities for effective leadership. Women are strong decision-makers and peace builders, and we must ensure that they are allowed to maximize and reach their full potential.

With this in mind, we hope that the new website will complement CDF’s communication activities and become a powerful and effective means of keeping in touch with our members and supporters and of extending our global information exchange.

Thank you
Mrs. S. A. Maler
Vice Chairman

Director’s Message

It is with great anticipation that I join with the CDF in their further efforts to meet the needs of the community. I have personally observed Mr. Ravie’s desire to help his community for more than 10 years now. The projects have done great things to help the quality of life in the way of education and basic necessity and accessibility.

I am glad to offer my experience and accountability as a partner in the future developments. Please have every confidence that I will have my eyes on the projects and bring full accountability to those donors that are far removed from this needy region.

Thank you,
Mr. T. P. Hewitt
Director – Foreign Affairs

Anthony Vinoth – It’s been a pleasure and with great respect being part of CDF, recalling the work of CDF committed for the social change specially in Ratnapura District in the past 14 years and also the willingness to expand their work to other parts of the country to bring up holistic growth of the community from rights based approach to social, cultural, economic and political change. The life of marginalised being never being uplifted with various approaches by many whereas CDF concretely approaches the communities for the change. Approaches and strategies of CDF in working with the community well-being is highly appreciable. The dedication of the entire staff along with the head of the organization is a key to all these success. The journey which CDF have started has to go further with more strength to the organizations Vision and Mission at the sametime doing justice to the upliftment of the communities for a social change. Wishing Good Luck.

Thank you
Anthony Vinoth
Director | Consultation
Community Development Foundation