An exquisitetea bag holder shaped as a tea leaf, handmade at Mankada, the Merrill J. Fernando Centre for Traditional Art and Craft is now being promoted in Chile as a gift option. Mankada was established by Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando to provide a group of marginalised villagers living on the periphery of the Udawalawe National Park in South Eastern Sri Lanka with a mode of livelihood.Today, Mankada has evolved to produce gift items, kitchenware and jewellery. Some of the items produced at Mankada include species discovered in Dilmah tea gardens, endemic species in the Udawalawe National Park. Several Mankada items are now included in the Jme collection of Chef Jamie Oliver. The items at Mankada that can be promoted as pack inserts include pendants depicting animals from Udawalawe National Park and fish and amphibian species discovered in Dilmah tea gardens.
Celebrity Australian chef, restaurateur, author, and TV presenter Peter Kuruvita is promoting a...read more »
Five endemic species found within the Udawalawe National Park replicated as porcelain pendants at...read more »
The MJF Charitable Foundation is currently supporting Ordinary Level students in 22 schools in the Talawakelle Educational Zone with additional...read more »
Mankada is an initiative of the MJF Centre for Empowerment through Traditional Arts & Crafts which was set up primarily to support and empower marginalised...read more »