Governing Body


Ambassador Lalit Mansingh,
Former Foreign Secretary of India,
Chairman and Founding President of Kalinga Lanka Foundation(Member Code : KLFDS001)

Ambassador Lalit Mansingh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1963. Ambassador Lalit Mansingh has served as India’s foreign secretary, ambassador to the United States and high commissioner to the United Kingdom. He has also been ambassador in the United Arab Emirates and high commissioner in Nigeria with concurrent accreditation to Benin, Chad and the Cameroon. At headquarters in Delhi, Ambassador Mansingh worked in a variety of assignments: as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Dean of the Foreign Service Institute and Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Ambassador Mansingh is associated with several international organizations such as Asia Pacific Leadership Network, Canberra; International Crisis Group, Brussels and International Advisory Committee, APCO Worldwide, Washington DC. At India, he is the President, Forum for Strategic Initiatives; Prof Emeritus of the Foreign Service Institute at New Delhi and the Global Envoy for International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi. (Email ID:


Mr Debi Prasad Bagchi
Former Chief Secretary of Odisha
Co-founder & President, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS002

Mr Debi Prasad Bagchi joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1966 for the Odisha cadre. He held prestigious positions such as Principal Advisor of Planning Commission; Secretary, Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries; Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministries of Commerce and Textiles, Government of India. For three and half years he has served as Secretary to Govt of Tripura for Agricultural and allied departments. He retired from civil service in October 2002 as the Chief Secretary-cum-Chief Development Commissioner of Odisha.

Mr. Bagchi has rich experience in general administration, management strategy, government industry relationship and Corporate Governance. Mr. Bagchi holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Uktal University and Master of Philosophy in Public Administration from Punjab University. He is actively associated with the Ramakrishna Mission.(Email ID:


Mr K. Madhusudana Choudary
Group Chairman of UTL Global Projects Pte Ltd
Co-founder & Vice President, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS004

Mr K. Madhusudana Choudary is the Group Chairman of UTL Global Projects Pte Ltd. He is a leading businessman in Sri Lanka. (Email ID:




Mr Sameer Kumar Das
PR & Marketing Consultant
Co-founder & Secretary, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS010

Born at Baleswar in Odisha, Sameer Kumar Das is a Delhi based PR & Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in Public Relations, Business Development and Marketing Communication. He is presently working with BoardPAC Pvt Ltd, a Sri Lanka based multi-national software company promoting board meeting automation solution ‘BoardPAC’. Started career in PR industry where he catered services to Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Tourism Malaysia, Star Cruises, Resorts World Sentosa, ICICI Securities, etc. From 2011-2016, worked with hospitality company Toshali Resorts International as PR & Marketing Consultant with a special responsibility to promote the Buddhist heritage destinations of Odisha (ancient Kalinga).

Mr Das studied B.E. (Electrical) from KIIT Bhubaneswar (Utkal University) and also holds a Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD, New Delhi which is approved by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India. He has immense interest in poetry, cultural tourism and history. He expresses his views on contemporary issues through blog (Email ID:


Mr Roshan Wijesekera
Aviation & Tourism Consultant
Co-founder & Joint Secretary, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS008

Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mr Roshan Wijesekera has a 26 years long association with the aviation and tourism industry in India. He has worked with Commercial and General Aviation industry - Malaysian Airlines, Airlanka, Srilankan Airlines, Gulf Air and Religare, in different capacity such as Finance, Admin, Sales & Marketing, PR, HR, Legal, Flight Planning, Ground Handling, aircraft sales, aircraft repair & management, aircraft spare parts supply and managing high profile delegation visit to India.

During his tenor as the Country Manager – India for Mihin Lanka Airline, he had made significant contribution in increasing the inbound traffic for the Buddhist Heritage tourism of India. Presently he is associated with Siddhartha International, an IATO approved tour operator and hotel group. He holds an MBA degree in Sales & Marketing. (Email ID:


Mr Harihar Patra
Director-Marketing, Toshali Resorts International
Co-founder & Treasurer, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS009

Mr HariharPatra is one of country’s leading hospitality and tourism professional with a career spanning over more than 30 years. With a postgraduate degree from IIM Ahmedabad, he is trained extensively in Marketing, Sales, Finance and Cost Control. He is the Director (Sales& Marketing) of Toshali Resorts International which is known for promoting sustainable and eco tourism at off-beat destinations of India. Being an avid traveller, he has developed a vast experience of the changing business dynamics of the hotel industry worldwide and has been a prominent opinion leader in various industry forums.

He also spearheaded the company’s CSR activities by adopting a weaver’s village in Odisha thereby promoting the artisans and traditional Odishan design & handloom in overseas market. (Email ID:


Mr Jatin Das
Artist & Chairman, JD Centre of Art
Co-founder & Member- Governing Body, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS003

Mr Jatin Das is a world renowned contemporary artist and the Chairman, JD Centre for Art Bhubaneswar. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the President of India on 22nd March, 2012 at for his contribution in the field of art & culture. He has studied at the Sir JJ School of Art in Bombay.

In a career spanning five decades, his works are part of several public and private collections in India and Abroad. He has also done several murals and sculptures installations such as ‘The Journey of India: Mohenjo-Daro to Mahatma Gandhi’, oil on canvas, 7ft x 68ft, Indian Parliament, Delhi 2001 and Façade mural, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK 2009. He has a 28 year old largest private collection of Pankha (hand fans) in the world, a majority of which are from the Indian subcontinent. Since May 2004, the collection has been on display at eminent museums in India and overseas. (Email ID:


Ven. Sumiththananda Thero
Joint Secretary, Mahabodhi Society of India
Co-founder & Member- Governing Body, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS007

Born at Kurunegala in Sri Lanka, Ven. Sumiththananda Thero has spent a monastic life of over 21 years. On invitation of Mahabodhi Society of India, he came to India in 2005 and has spent 6 years at the Mahabodhi Temple in Varanasi as the AssistantBhikkhu-in-Charge. Since 2011, he is theBhikkhu-in-Charge of the New Delhi Centre of Mahabodhi Temple. He is also the Joint Secretary of Mahabodhi Society of India. He has studied at the Colombo University and at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi. (Email



Mr Shakti Kanta Pattanaik
Member- Governing Body, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS017

Mr Shakti Kanta Pattanaik is an alumnus of prestigious Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and Delhi School of Economics. He completed his LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. He also received a Diploma in Corporate Law and Management from Indian Law Institute, Delhi. He is empaneled as a legal advisor and solicitor for number of reputed Indian and international companies.

He joined the legal profession in 2002 and has been practising law and representing his clients both in corporate and civil matters in various courts and tribunals throughout India including the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India.(Email ID:


Mr Priyabrata Patnaik, IAS (retd)
Director, Mideast Integrated Steels Ltd (MISL)
Member-Governing Body, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFBS028

A result-oriented bureaucrat, Mr Patnaik retired in the rank of Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha. He has had a stellar role in making the Bhubaneswar Club what it is today. (Email:




Mr Nandanandan Mishra, IRS (retd)
Former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax
Member-Governing Body, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code : KLFDS034

Mr Nandanandan Mishra has studied M.A. in Economics from Utkal University Bhubaneswar. He served for three decades in Indian Revenue Services (IRS). He takes keen interest in cultural activities. (Email ID: