World Cup winning All Blacks coach, Sir Graham Henry and his wife Lady Raewyn Henry visited the home of Dilmah recently where he met Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his sons. Thereafter Sir Graham visited the MJF Centre Moratuwa and engaged with the MJF Kids, planted a tree to commemorate his visit at the Dilmah Conservation Sustainable Agriculture and Research Centre, visited the Elephant Transit Home and adopted a baby elephant, carried out a rugby training camp in Radella for children from Dilmah tea plantations and enjoyed ultimate Sri Lankan hospitality at the Ceylon Tea Trails.
Naming of-Ted'
World Cup winning New Zealand All Blacks Rugby coach, Sir Graham Henry and his wife Lady Raewyn Henry visited the Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and the Elephant Information Centre (EIC) in Uda Walawe on the 6th of June 2013.

At the ETH Sir Graham met a baby orphaned elephant who was named-Ted' after him. Sir Graham was very happy to see Ted who is approximately a year old and is one of the youngest baby elephants at the ETH.

Thereafter Sir Graham visited the Elephant Information Centre which was set up by Dilmah Conservation.

Visit captured in the New Zealand Press ' in The New Zealand Herald
Sir Graham at Mankada ' the MJF Centre for Empowerment through Arts and Crafts
Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn visited Mankada an initiative of the Merrill J. Fernando Centre for Empowerment through Traditional Arts & Crafts which was set up primarily to support and empower marginalised communities living on the periphery of the Udawalawe National Park in south eastern Sri Lanka.

They were thrilled to visit the Centre and meet with the potters who created a rugby ball which he personally autographed.
Thereafter, they were treated to a traditional Sri Lankan lunch served on clay pots at Mankada.

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