|India Sri Lanka Foundation|
The India-Sri Lanka Foundation is a trust fund setup by the Governments of India and Sri Lanka which finances projects aimed at fostering India-Sri Lanka relations through enhancement of economic, scientific, educational, technical as well as cultural cooperation.
The Foundation was established on December 28, 1998 by a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Governments of India and Sri Lanka, with the objective of fostering Indo-Sri Lanka relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, educational, technical and cultural cooperation and the promotion of greater understanding between the peoples of the two countries.
The management and direction of the Foundation are vested in a Board of Directors consisting of 6 members.
The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka in Colombo and the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India in New Delhi are the Co-Chairpersons of the Board. The other four members are nominated by the two Governments. The present composition of the Board of Directors of the Foundation is as follows:
H.E. Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara, Co-Chairperson
H.E. Yashvardhan K.Sinha, Co-Chairperson
Former Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation
Mr. Charitha Ratwatte, Member
Senior Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Amb. Gopalapuram Parthasarathy, Member
(Retd) Indian Foreign Service Officer
Mr. Ashok Malik, Member
Media Person and Journalist
The Board is assisted by working Secretariats in Colombo and New Delhi, comprising an official of the respective High Commission, who serves as the Secretary, and a local programme coordinator. Details of New Delhi Secretariat :
Download the Application for Financial Assistance.