#213 Funding request for Danishka Navin (snavin)
Closed: Fixed None Opened 10 years ago by snavin.

Please set the "Component" below to the correct event for your request.

Tell us the following:

  • What do you need covered? (Please estimate the costs in USD: hotel $X, travel $Y)

It would more convenient if you could book for flight ticket and also the accommodation (as per organizers choice). cost of travel is around 300USD

  • If we cannot provide a full subsidy, will a partial subsidy be helpful? (Yes/No)


  • If Yes, specify the minimum amount you need covered to facilitate your attendance.

  • What will you accomplish by being at FUDCon? (Please be as specific as possible, since this is the most important factor in granting requests.)

I proposed talk on 'Approaching the community'. I hope to share my experience on the Hanthana Linux project (www.hanthana.org), which is a Fedora remix has been deployed in more than 300 PCs in 12 school labs with the collaboration with Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.

I will be coding and packaging for python based solution for Sinhala font convertion (none Unicode to Unicode)

  • If you are requesting airfare, include complete flight information such as flight numbers, desired departure and arrival airports, and times. Also let us know if you have specific time restrictions.

3rd Thursday from Colombo
UL141, Colombo (Time 00:01) to Mumbai (Time 02:25), 9W0202 Mumbai (09:55)to Pune (10:30)

Leaving on 7th from Pune
departs 9W0102 Pune (17.40) to Mumbai (18.20), UL142, Mumbai to Colombo

  • Do you need a visa or other official processing before you can attend FUDCon? If so, approximately how long does that processing take?

Yes, I have to apply for the visiting VISA and it might take maximum of 5 working days to process. A letter from the organizer will help me to ease the VISA request process.

  • Include any additional, relevant information.

We're arranging cabs for Mumbai-Pune transit as that's much cheaper than flight. Please update your travel requirement accordingly.

Me and snavin is from the same destination so that we can arrive on the same carrier (Sri Lankan), Colombo to Mumbai then taxi service to Pune.

Sure! cab services from Mumbai to Pune would be ok for me.
Since we both from Sri Lanka we can share a cab from Mumbai to Pune.

There is a special pricing for Sri Lankan tickets on these days. ( we have to purchase the ticket immediately). Just think about that as well.


I am not sure whether I can apply for conference VISA but Visiting VISA.


· It is non-extendable and non – convertible to other types of visas and its misuse would entail deportation by Indian authorities. It may also entail denial of visa by the .Mission.

· Proof of financial solvency and proof of confirmed return tickets may be sought in some cases.


· Conference Visas are given to foreign delegates to International conferences/seminars/workshops/meetings/symposia held by Government bodies, International Organizations , Public sector units and NGO’s.

· The conferences, etc. should have been cleared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) , Government of India . It is the responsibility of the Organizers to obtain clearances through the nodal ministries from MHA and MEA before the sending the invitation letters to the foreign participants.

· The applicants for the conference visa should produce the invitation letters at the time of application.

· Applicants are advised to apply well in advance and ensure that the organizers who are inviting by them have obtained necessary approval from the MHA & MEA, Government of India .

You'll need to apply for the tourist visa. Please contact Jared Smith(jsmith@fedoraproject.org) for the invitation letter. [[BR]]

Also, please contact Harish Pillay (hpillay@redhat.com, harish #rh-commarch channel on freenode) for booking tickets.

already sent a mail to Jared

Updating on ticket as emails to snavin[AT]fedoraproject[DOT]org don't get delivered.

In case you need to give some local contact details for your VISA process, please feel free to use the following details.

Name: Rahul Sundaram

Red Hat Software Services Pvt Ltd
1st Floor
Tower 10, Cybercity
Magarpatta City
Pune - 411 013

Please send me an email at satyak[AT]fedoraproject[DOT]org for his phone number.

Please let me know if you need any other information.

Red Hat Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
1st Floor Tower 10,
Magarpatta City,
Pune - 411 013

We will send a invitation letter from RHSS Pune for the conference. The following information is required.

  1. Name as on Passport. 2. Passport number 3. Country where the Passport is issued from 4. Passport Issue Date 5. Passport Expiry date 6. Nationality of the person coming. 7. Person working for which company. 8. Designation

If you don't want this information to be publicly visible, free free to email me instead. Thank you

I haven't received the information yet. Please send me the information asap.


I sent mail with requested information. Let me know if you need any more information.
Pls email me as I am not getting alerts from this ticket.

closing the ticket as payment was received

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