Sri Lanka Unites has honoured Farveez Maharoof as one of the recipients of the Outstanding Young Sri Lankans award this year in an event held recently.
The 37-years old Maharoof was feted for his contribution to national unity and thriving society which is truly inspirational. He was instrumental in bringing youth from all communities together and helping them to see a collective united vision for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Unites is a youth movement for hope, reconciliation, and youth leadership development. His service on the field as one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive all-rounders and his passion for the country and Lankan cricket currently in the commentator’s box and his generous and consistent social work earned him this award.
Maharoof’s commitment and contribution to the education of needy children make him a true role model for the nation’s youth. He was a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who played in 22 Tests,109 ODIs and 8 T-20 matches representing the country. He first made his impression in the 2004 under-19 World Cup in which he captained the Sri Lankan team. He enjoyed his prolific school career for Wesley College, with the highest score of 243 and best bowling figures of 8 for 20. This form eventually got him the national call as an all-rounder and made his Test debut in 2004. Maharoof was a lively seamer with an upright, open-chested action. Sri Lanka’s selectors were impressed by his performances as under-19 captain, fast-tracked him into the national squad for the Zimbabwe tour in April-May 2004 as they looked towards the future.
Maharoof embarked on his new educational venture in 2019. Footsteps Pre-school, crafting a mandate for quality education, the pre school is formulating on core values that encourage kids in laying the foundation in social conscience and becoming active and responsible citizens. Furthermore, he is the ambassador for Prestige Academy – The exclusive agent for Module University Vienna.
Sri Lanka Unites have engaged as a movement for 14 years and serve all 25 districts of the country. Their movement is made possible by the incredible commitment and hard work of nearly 1000 volunteers and 50 staff members serving in eight centres in eight districts.