Press release and images on Sir Graham and his namesake -Ted', the baby orphaned elephant from Dilmah
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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