About us

Kalinga Lanka Foundation, registered under Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act 2012, is a Delhi/NCR based 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.

As a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, Kalinga Lanka Foundation intends to open its branches at Bhubaneswar and Colombo to promote people-to-people contact between India & Sri Lanka and mobilize resources to strengthen the organization.

Kalinga Lanka Foundation 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 Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India who is also the Founding President of the organization.

Among the dignitaries who spoke on the occasion were H.E. Mr Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commisioner of Sri Lanka, Ambassador Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India, Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri K.P.Singhdeo, Former Union Minister, Shri Subas Pani, Former Chief Secretary of Odisha, Prof. G.K.Das, Former Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University, Shri Jatin Das, Renowned Painter and Smt Alpana Nayak,Odishi Guru & Dance Exponent.

The High Commisioner of Sri Lanka in India, H.E. Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne is the ex-officio Patron-in Chief of Kalinga Lanka Foundation.

 

Aims & Objectives :
  1. 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.
  2. To promote the exploration, research and documentation of socio-cultural and economic relations between the two regions through multi-disciplinary studies in the field of anthropology, history, archaeology, maritime trade & commerce and Buddhism.
  3. To provide necessary institutional support to scholars, artists and others to effectively communicate, validate and facilitate international cooperation in different fields including archaeology, science and technology and Buddhist studies.
  4. To promote and facilitate the visit of tourists and pilgrims to the historical and religious sites in both the regions.
  5. To encourage the expansion of trade and investment by taking advantage of the rich human and natural resources of the two regions.
  6. To promote training & skill development initiatives in order to enhance the human resource potential of the people of the two regions.