Richard Pieris

Richard Pieris & Company PLC

Richard Pieris & Company PLC is a diversified conglomerate that has been serving the Sri Lankan community since 1932. With operations in Retail, Plantations, Tyres, Insurance and Financial Services, Healthcare, Construction and Logistics, the company employs over 25,000 people and it enjoys an annual turnover of over US$250 million making it one of the largest companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.


MJF Charitable Foundation

The MJF Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) is an esteemed non-profit organization in Sri Lanka formed by Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando. The Foundation is the fulfilment of Merrill J. Fernando’s philosophy of making business a matter of human service. MJFCF represents an alternative economic model, it transcends charity and corporate social responsibility one that is a genuinely sustainable and fair way of doing business.

“This is a dream come true project for us and we are thankful to the MillenniumIT ESP Team who really understood our needs and developed this platform to support families who have children with special needs. This has been the realization of a dream for thousands of families who don’t have access to therapy services in their areas. The ability to reach out to therapy services and connect with a fully trained multidisciplinary team from the comfort of their homes is a blessing for these families during this stressful situation and the lockdowns that followed, when priorities have changed. When many countries and organizations are struggling to find a way to support families like these during the pandemic, with the hard work of the MillenniumIT ESP Team, we were able to develop this online platform in a short period, and successfully bridge the gap between these services and the children. We are very excited and keenly looking forward to the possibilities of expanding this wonderful initiative to support families in other parts of the world.”

Gopi Kitnasamy

Head of Rehabilitation Services, MJF Charitable Foundation