India Sri Lanka Foundation is supporting the visit of eight students and two teachers from Richmond College, Galle to India to participate in the Gateway Computer Tournament being organised by Montfort Sr. Secondary School, New Delhi from 23 to 29 July. The students and teachers visited the High Commission of India prior to their forthcoming visit to India.
The Gateway computer tournament is an interschool competition, where participating schools would initially compete in quizzes, from which five finalist schools will be selected to compete in various events such as, C++ programming, hardware assembling, crypto-analysis and digital imaging.
The competition aims to provide a platform to test the e-knowledge of youth, and to offer them an opportunity to gain knowledge of newest technology and to learn new skills.
To promote youth exchanges between India and Sri Lanka, India-Sri Lanka Foundation in recent past had also supported an educational tour of 20 students from Northern Province of Sri Lanka to India, participation of six members from South Eastern University and Sabaragamuwa University in Blisspoint India organised by the Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University in October 2011, participation of 14 member Jaffna District under 19 Cricket team in a friendly cricket match with Delhi Public School R.K. Puram in September 2011 and participation of 10 students of St Patrick’s College Jaffna in a student exchange program with St Francis School, New Delhi, August 2011. Similarly, India Sri Lanka Foundation supported visit of students of St Francis School in student exchange program with St Patrick’s College Jaffna in January 2012, participation of a seven member team of faculty and students from Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi in the second international symposium organised by the Department of Economics, South Eastern University, Oluvil in May 2012.
A group of seven students from Zahira College, Colombo would also be undertaking an educational tour to India later this year. These events are supported by the ISLF under its youth program and help in creating awareness and understanding and create bonds of friendship amongst the youth of the two countries
The India-Sri Lanka Foundation was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the government 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.