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Welcome to Kalinga Lanka Foundation

KLF HandBook 2018

The Kalinga Lanka Foundation (hereinafter referred as KLF) is a socio-cultural organization founded by like-minded people from Odisha and Sri Lanka to celebrate the common heritage and strengthen the historical relationship between peoples of India with particular reference to Odisha (erstwhile Kalinga) and peoples of Sri Lanka through multi-dimensional initiatives in art & culture, education, skill development, science & technology, tourism, business and other areas.

KLF was launched at the High Commision of Sri Lanka ,New Delhi on 29th May 2014 by H.E. Mr Prasad Kariyawasam, the then High Commisioner of Sri Lanka in India and Ambassador LalitMansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India, who is also the Founding President of the organization. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India is the ex-officio Patron-in Chief of KLF. Among the dignitaries who spoke on the occasion were H.E. Mr Prasad Kariyawasam, Ambassador LalitMansingh, Shri BhartruhariMahtab, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri K.P. Singhdeo, Former Union Minister, Shri SubasPani, Former Chief Secretary of Odisha, Prof. G.K.Das, Former Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University, Shri Jatin Das, Renowned Painter and SmtAlpanaNayak,Odishi Guru & Dance Exponent.

Successive High Commissioners Prof. SudharshanSeneviratne, MrEsalaWeerakoon and Mrs. ChitranganeeWagiswara have extended their kind support to the KLF. The premises of the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi have become the cradle for the growth of the Foundation with continued involvement and cooperation from the senior diplomats and staff. KLF was formally registered as a non-government, not-for-profit organisation on 1st of December, 2014 under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act 2012 having registered office at Y- 42/4, Shahtoot Marg, DLF Phase I, Gurgaon - 122002, Haryana, India. The registration number of the Foundation is 01590. The registered office is now shifted to Y-165, Regency Park-II, DLF Phase-4, Gurgaon-122009.

The Founding members of the Kalinga Lanka Foundation are:

1. Ambassador Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India

2. Mr. Debi Prasad Bagchi, IAS (retd), Former Chief Secretary of Odisha

3. Mr. T. Banambar Patra, Businessman

4. Mr. Jatin Das, Artist & Chairman, JD Centre of Art

5. Mr. K.Madhusudana Choudary, Businessman

6. Mr. Roshan Wijesekara, Aviation & Tourism Consultant

7. Ms. Alpana Nayak, Odissi Dance Guru

8. Ven. R.Sumithananda Thero, Buddhist Monk & in-charge of Mahabodhi Temple, New Delhi

9. Mr. Harihar Patra, Businessman

10. Mr. Sameer Kumar Das, PR & Marketing Consultant



  • Shankar Acharya, renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Spinal Surgery at SIR GANGARAM HOSPITAL, New Delhi joined KLF as Life Member.
  • Mr Prakash Chandra Nayak, a culture and communication expert who has been actively promoting Buddhist Heritage of Odisha and has earlier worked with UN missions in Nepal, Kenya, Afganistan& Somalia has joined KLF as Life Member.
  • Mr Abhishek Mohanty, KLF’s student member, has joined the prestigious Russian Presidential Academy at Moscow to study MSc in Global Political Governance.