Colombo, March 9: The 38th session of the Board of Directors of the India-Sri Lanka Foundation (ISLF) was held in Bentota on 3 March.
The session was Co-Chaired by the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India Milinda Moragoda.
The Board members of the Foundation, Ambassador Gopalaswami Parthasarathy and Ambassador Bernard Goonetilleke were also present.
The ISLF was established on 28 December 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 Foundation receives project proposals in the areas of art & culture, education, agriculture, research, science & technology, health, social works, developmental studies and tourism.
The Foundation has supported more than 580 projects to date. The projects implemented so far with support of the Foundation complement the initiatives by the Governments of the two countries in strengthening the bilateral relationship and people – to – people ties.
This year, the Foundation received 98 project proposals from applicants in Sri Lanka and India for consideration of the Board of Directors for the support. The proposals approved for support will be implemented in the months to come.