The Pathfinder Foundation, together with an Australian delegation led by the National Security College at the Australian National University and Carnegie India held a one-day Track II trilateral conference titled ‘Colombo Dialogue: Emerging Dialogue in the Indian Ocean - Regional Cooperation on Maritime Domain Awareness’ at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.
The Pathfinder Foundation and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) launched a joint publication titled "THE ISLAND OF THE LION AND THE LAND OF THE DRAGON". This CICIR-Pathfinder joint publication consists of academically enriched articles by both Sri Lankan and Chinese experts in their respective fields focusing on different facets of Sri Lanka and China relations. This treatise is published as a contribution to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China and in addition to the 65th anniversary of the "Rubber-Rice Pact".
"The fourth round of the Pathfinder Foundation tele – conference with its US partner the Heritage Foundation based in Washington D.C was held recently at the head office of Dialog.
"The Pathfinder Foundation together with a team led by Dr. Chen Dongxiao President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) conducted a Roundtable Discussion on the Maritime Silk Road & Sustainable Development on Monday 4th September 2017 in Colombo. This invitee only event is conducted in collaboration with the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), one of the prestigious academic think tanks based in Shanghai, China."
"Together with the Pathfinder Foundation (PF), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) organised a bilateral expert roundtable conference titled ‘Social Market Economy in South Asia: Germans Experience of Fostering Small and Medium Enterprises’ in Colombo yesterday.
"The Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives (CILI) of the Pathfinder Foundation conducted a two-day round table discussion on Blue Economy with the Vivekanada International Foundation, in New Delhi. The focus of the discussion was guided by the theme, “Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Resources”.
The ‘Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives’ of the Pathfinder Foundation, in partnership with New Delhi based Carnegie India and Vivekananda International Foundation conducted a conference aimed at enhancing connectivity between India and Sri Lanka on April 28 in Colombo.
Pathfinder Foundation convened 'Trincomalee Consultations', a two-day conference participated by countries in the Bay of Bengal, which are dependent on the bay for their trade and other interactions. The conference was attended by India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Japan and Norway also took part in the deliberations which were held in Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on 16 and 17 February 2017.
The Pathfinder Foundation conducted a video conference with the participation of senior Fellows of the Heritage Foundation to discuss the likely changes under the new US administration and their impact on US - Sri Lanka bilateral relations.
The Second Symposium on the Maritime Silk Road and China-Sri Lanka Relations was held in Shanghai, China from 11th -13 July. The Chinese Embassy in Colombo made the logistical arrangements in support of the symposium, jointly organized by the Shanghai Institutes for International Relations (SIIS) and the Pathfinder Foundation (PF). The symposium consisted of two segments, an academic conference and a business roundtable, thereby providing an overview of the political economy landscape and prospects for business collaboration available to both sides. Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade participated in the three day Track II symposium, delivering providing a keynote address, explaining the policies of the new government and responding to questions posed by Chinese scholars and representatives of leading Chinese business conglomerates, who are either already present in Sri Lanka or planning to make large scale investments in the island.
The Embassy of Korea partnering with the Pathfinder Foundation organised a seminar on Strangthening of state-to-state and business-to-business economic cooperation betwen the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka.. This event was held on the 21st of December at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The key note speaker at this seminar was Dr. Yoocheul Song, Senior Research Fellow at Centre for International Economic Studies, Seoul and Professor at Dongduk Women's University. His analysis was based on economic modelling to ascertain the feasibility of entering into a free trade arrangement between the two countries.
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) launched the Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives the PF office premises at a ceremony officiated by Indian High Commissioner Yash Sinha and PF Founder Milinda Moragoda. A visiting delegation from the Pathfinder Foundation’s Indian Track-2 Partner, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), also participated at the opening.