The Jayawickreme Foundation was founded in 2001 as a non-political, non- religious and non-profit organization. Chairman, Sujith Jayawickreme descends from a family of plantation owners and philanthropists.

German journalist Susanne Loos-Jayawickreme is the Vice Chairperson of the Foundation, resident in Sri Lanka and married to Sujith Jayawickreme since 1994.

Together they pursue their life-work: to help the poorest people in Weligama. Their projects include business start up programs, the building of homes in the tsunami area and a seniors day-care centre. Two years ago, they founded an Education Centre in the district of Denipitiya. The PLAYMOBIL school follows this well proven teaching concept.