High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

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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. Kshenuka Senewiratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India 


H.E. Mr. Santosh Jha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka 

Mr.Bernard Goonetilleke, Member
(Former Ambassador)
Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation, Sri  Lanka

Mr.  Esala Weerakoon, Member
Former Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

Amb. Gopalapuram Parthasarathy, Member
(Retd) Indian Foreign Service Officer
Bord Member,(Vacant), India

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 :

India Sri Lanka Foundation
C/O High Commission of Sri Lanka,
No 27, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, India.
Contact: 00 91 11-23019599/23018360
Fax: 00 91 11-23015119

 Download the Application for Financial Assistance.