The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) and Kalinga International Foundation (KIF) recently conducted ‘India-Sri Lanka Dialogue’ to examine the status of current Indo-Lanka relations and recommend the way forward for further developing friendly relations between the two countries, particularly people-to-people relations. The dialogue took place at Cinnamon Grand Hotel on October 29 and the event was attended by participants representing the two institutions and invitees interested in taking Indo-Lanka relations to the next level.
"Pathfinder Foundation Conducts Second Regional Conference - “Trincomalee Consultations 2018” . Following the successful first regional conference held in 2017 under the theme ‘Regional Cooperation for Economic Prosperity and Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal’, Trincomalee Consultations - 2018’ was conducted by Pathfinder Foundation’s Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives on March 27.
Pathfinder Foundation (PF), in association with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and in collaboration with the Strategic Council for Foreign Relations (SCFR) held a round-table conference on the theme ‘Iran and the Indian Ocean in the 21st Century’ on Thursday 15th February.
"The first bi-lateral conference between the Pathfinder Foundation (PF) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) focused on developing a platform for analytical and innovative discussion, specifically on Maritime Security and Maritime Domain Awareness covering the Indian Ocean, which would favourably impact countries in the Indian Ocean Region, was held in Colombo last week. Admiral R.K. Dhowan with Directors of NMF, Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Director, Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives at PF with Chairman Bernard Goonetilleke and key resource personalities presented papers of the conference.
The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the National University of Singapore in collaboration with the Pathfinder Foundation conducted a Joint symposium on the Belt and Road Initiative. The Joint Symposium was inaugurated by Chairman of ISAS Ambassador-at-Large Gopinath Pillai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.
The Pathfinder Foundation launched the Sinhala translation of Dr. Raja C. Mohan’s book “Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific” on 23rd January 2018 at Sequel Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. Citing a tale from Hindu mythology—Samudra Manthan or “Churning the Ocean”—Dr. Raja C. Mohan relates the story of Sino-Indian rivalry spilling over from the Great Himalayas into the Indian and Pacific Oceans.