The India-Sri Lanka Foundation (ISLF) was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of India and Sri Lanka in 1998 in order to foster India-Sri Lanka relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation and to promote greater understanding between the people of the two countries.
Some of the recent projects which were funded by the ISLF includes visit of famous photographer Benoy Behl to capture images of Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka; visit of Flute Maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to participate in the Colombo Music Festival; organisation of ‘Divine Ecstasy’, a cultural event with a combination of cultural performances and workshops by T.M Krishna, Alrmel Valli and P. Unnikrishnan in Jaffna coinciding with the Annual Nallur Temple Festival; visit of author, publisher and festival Director Namita Gokhale to Sri Lanka, Part support to Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE 2012); participation of Richmond College Galle students at Gat@way 2012 Computer Tournament, New Delhi; and part support to staging of Samhara, a dance drama by Chitrasena Dance Company and Nirtyagram Dance Ensemble from India. India-Sri Lanka Foundation invites project proposals for funding support, in the areas of education, art and culture, archaeological studies, agricultural research, science and technology, information technology, health, development studies and gender studies which would be considered at the next meeting of Board of Directors in Mid-October.
Under the above thrust areas, proposals could be submitted for research projects and other educational activities at recognised institutions of learning located in India and in Sri Lanka, visits and exchanges involving students, scholars, academics, artists, professionals and performing artistes, to participate in conference/seminar, symposia, art exhibition, film festival, cultural events and training workshops etc, publication of research works on India-Sri Lanka relations in the specified fields and translating literary works in Indian languages to Sri Lankan languages and publishing them, and vice-versa.
Individuals, Institutions and Groups are invited to submit proposals which would be considered during the next meeting of the Board of Directors in October, 2012. A duly filled application form which could be downloaded from the High Commission of India website (www.hcicolombo.org) along with the proposal may be forwarded to our address given below to reach us by September 20, 2012.