KLF identifies 5 areas to foster Odisha-Sri Lanka relationship

A delegation of Kalinga Lanka Foundation (KLF), on the first-ever meeting with
its new ex-officio Patron-in-Chief, Prof Sudharshan Seneviratne, High
Commisioner of Sri Lanka in India, raised five key issues of mutual cooperation
between Odisha and Sri Lanka.
delegation led by former Odisha Chief Secretary Mr Debi Prasad Bagchi, apprised
the High Commissioner with the opportunities in Odisha and highlighted five
areas of common interest i.e. Cooperation in Tourism Promotion, Education and
Skill Development, Joint Research in Buddhist Heritage of Ancient Kalinga,
Trade Relations in Textile, Gems and Jewellery and Encouraging Development of
Art and Culture.
other members of the delegation were noted painter Mr Jatin Das, Former Country
Manager of Sri Lankan Airlines Mr Roshan Wijesekara, Odishi guru and dance
exponent Ms Alpana Nayak, leading hotelier Mr 
Harihar Patra and Mr Sameer Kumar Das.
The Kalinga
Lanka Foundation, the Delhi/NCR based cultural organization, was launched on
29th May 2014 by Mr Prasad Kariyawasam, the then High Commissioner of Sri Lanka
in India (presently the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in USA) and Ambassador Lalit
Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India who is also the Founder President
of the organization.
by like minded people from Odisha and Sri Lanka, the objective of Kalinga Lanka
Foundation is   to revive the ancient
trade and cultural linkages between the two regions. The Foundation intends to
open its branches at Bhubaneswar and Colombo.

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