The Netherlands – Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Foundation was incorporated on 30 January 1976, by passing of a notary act by Mr. Johann B.A.M. de Haan, Notary Public in The Hague.
The following were the founding members:
Prof. Ir Lodovicus J. Mosterman, Delft
Mr Evert Jongens, Head of International Education NUFFIC, The Hague
Dr Willem H. Van den Berge. Member, The Council of State (Raad van State), The Hague
Dr Igle Ponner, Head of Education, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam
Drs Henricus F.W. Roothaert, Director Hotelplan, Oisterwijk, North Brabant.
Mr Frans H. Tunnissen, Director Unesco Centre, Amsterdam.