Tokyo Cement Group extended the partnership with the Foundation of Goodness for 2023 towards
the continuation of the Cricket Coaching Camps. This is the ninth year of this far-reaching
partnership that provides aspiring young cricketers from rural parts of the country who otherwise
have limited access to quality training facilities, a chance to improve their cricketing talents.
The sponsorship facilitates free training by renowned coaches for school cricketers from regional
schools in both North and South of Sri Lanka. Star performers are enrolled into an elite player’s
pool where they get specialized training. The Tokyo Cement-Foundation of Goodness Cricket
Coaching Academy has so far produced hundreds of promising schoolgirl and schoolboy
cricketers who now play at Divisional and National level.
Mr. Anura De Silva, Director Sports of the Foundation of Goodness heads the Cricket Academy
where former head coach of the National Women’s Cricket Team Hemantha Devapriya and a pool
of qualified coaches conduct the sessions. Southern Coaching Camps are held at Hikkaduwa Sri
Sumangala MCC Lords and Seenigama Sri Wimalabuddhi Surrey Oval, two grounds fully
equipped with indoor and outdoor nets for cricket practices, under the patronage of Tokyo Cement
The shared objective of the two organizations is to provide solid foundations for future leaders who
will make the Sri Lankan flag fly high at the International Cricketing Arena.