LankaCorps: A New Generation Returns
This week in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation held an event to launch the current year of its LankaCorps Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in post-conflict Sri Lanka. Each year since 2012, the Foundation has selected an outstanding group of young people to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka, placing them with government departments, NGOs, think tanks, and private sector companies. The six 2015 fellows have just begun their fellowships. Dr. Naj Nagendran, (pictured right with fellows) is a founding donor to LankaCorps. He spoke to us this week in our blog about the importance of a new generation to Sri Lanka’s future. Read more.