The annual AIDEX Sports Festival organised by the Colombo Friend-in-Need Society was held on 13th November, 2022 (after a gap of 2 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic) at the Air Force Rifle Green Grounds.

Over 250 differently-abled (children and adults) participated in a variety of events: track & field events, archery, wheelchair races, as well as more light-hearted ones such as musical chairs and an informal dance competition for everyone, even those in wheelchairs.

A special thank you to our generous benefactors and sponsors who helped make this event a memorable one for all who attended:

  • MJF Charitable Foundation  
  • The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force
  • Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters
  • Mrs. Zahara Cader
  • High Commission of Canada in Sri Lanka
  • Ceylon Biscuits Ltd.
  • Mr. Rajiv Caderamanpulle
  • Mrs. Chandrani Silva
  • Skål International Colombo 
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Swyrie Balendra
  • Mrs. Leena Hirdaramani
  • Mr. Janak Hirdaramani
  • CEAT-Kelani International Tyres (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Mrs. Y.N. Senanayake
  • Saboor Chatoor & Co. Ltd.
  • CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd.
  • M.M. Noorbhoy & Co. (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Cargills (Ceylon) Ltd.
  • Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Darley Butler & Co. Ltd.
  • George Steuart Health (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Maharaja Entertainments (Pvt) Ltd. 
  • Pigott Chapman & Co. (Pvt) Ltd.
  • O.L.M. Macan Markar – Galle Face Land & Buildings
  • O.L.M. Macan Markar – Macan Markar Building
  • Ceylon Milk Foods
  • Dr. N.Y. Wijemanne
  • Colombo Municipal Council 
  • Ms. Shafinaz Hassendeen
  • Al Haj A.W.M. Makeen and Hajiani Zahira Makeen Foundation
  • Mr. Ian & Mrs. Janice Anthonisz
  • Mrs. Kalyani Ranasinghe
  • Mr. Gihan Cooray
  • Jayson Graphic (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Mr. M.H. Omar
  • Distilleries Co. of Sri Lanka PLC
  • Phoenix Ventures (Pvt) Ltd.
  • People’s Leasing & Finance PLC
  • Mr. Hiran De Silva
  • Mrs. Heather de Lanerolle
  • Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Paints & General Industries Ltd.
  • Hatton National Bank – Head Office
  • National Development Bank PLC – Havelock Town Branch
  • Bank of Ceylon – Lake View Branch
  • DFCC Bank – Chilaw Branch
  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC – Colombo 7 Branch
  • Healthline Medical Diagnostics (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Shums Travels
  • Ms. Faida Shums Salahudeen
  • Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
  • Mr. Savantha De Saram
  • Blue Cross Medical Centre (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Mrs. Yamuna Weerasekera
  • Fits Air Aviation
  • Standard Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
  • Phoenix Industries Ltd.
  • Abdul Rahims
  • Kandos Chocolate
  • A. Baur & Co. (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Pricewater Coopers (PwC) Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Karim & Mr. Basit Abdul
  • Mr. Adel Hashim and Associates
  • Mr. Manoj Pilimatalawwe
  • Mrs. Vajira Silva

And we extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who tirelessly gave their time to ensure the event was a success:

  • Volunteers from Tallman Tours (who managed the Food & Beverage Stall, headed by Mrs. Zahara Cader)
  • 23rd Colombo – Girl Guides of Musaeus College
  • Medical and Physiotherapy students of Sri Lanka Medical College
  • Warrant Officer Dishan Gunaratne of the Sri Lanka Air Force (Announcer)
  • Ms. Shinali Wijemanne of Musaeus College (Announcer)

Photographs taken by:

  • Ms. Dilu Rodrigo
  • Mr. Ravin Basnayake
  • Ms. Cecilia Hewavitharana