The Pathfinder Foundation as its very first activity re-launched the Sinhala translation of “Road to Free Economy”: a transition from socialism by the eminent Hungarian Economist Janos Kornai published in 1990. The publication also includes Kornai's self-assessment of the findings of the book and its impact after ten years of the its publication. More importantly, this book was launched in a provincial town of Matara , 100 km. away from the capital city of Colombo . The launch was well attended by the students of the University of Ruhuna and high schools in the province.In general, almost all the new books are launched in Colombo . The objectives of the Pathfinder Foundation are to take the economic policy debate to the regions and enable wider participation by the public.At the launch the key note address was delivered by Mr. Milinda Moragoda, MP while Prof. Rohan Samarajeewa and Prof. Danny Attapattu also made presentations, highlighting the relevance of the policies enunciated in Kornai's thinking in the current context of Sri Lanka.