Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) a family run non-government organization (NGO) which is dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic elephants throughout Sri Lanka. MEF was started in 1999 in memory of Sam Samrasinghe. Charity Number 457.

We provide and fund the care, medical treatments, food, mahout salaries, the running costs of the charity as well as having an on call Mobile Veterinary Unit which travels around the country treating sick elephants in need. We rely on the income from volunteers and tourism to continue the important work we do for these gentle giants.

Home of the new and exclusive Elephant Walk Experience. The alternative to elephant riding option for tourists.An ethical, up close and personal experience unique to MEF. The most interactive enjoyable way to see domestic elephants in Sri Lanka.

We run an international elephant volunteer program 365 days per year where our team are dedicated to the daily care of our elephants and welcome applicants from all over the world.

Thank you so much for visiting our website. We hope that we can count on your support.

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Latest MEF Posts

Kara Previous Volunteer Coordinator Blog
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Kara a previous volunteer in 2016 and then later on in the year became volunteer coordinator, has written a blog. Here is the link to it!

Weydon School 2017 Visit
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Weydon School from England came here in early April 2017. They spent 4 days volunteering. Check out the blog and video they made. Blog: Video:       Here are links to there previous visits in 2015 and 2016. … Read More