Launched by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives in 2015, the series of conferences called FOCUS has been seeking to enrich the reflection of France and Sri Lanka on sustainable development.

The first discussion of 2022 addressed the question of Mangrove conservation and restoration to assess its efficiency and impact, in collaboration with the Institut Français de Pondichéry (Julien Andrieu, Head of the department of geomatics), the University Of Ruhuna and SLYCANTrust.