A guest lecture by Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal, University of Maryland, USA on Indian Knowledge Traditions (IKT) and their applications in modern sciences, mathematics, statistics, environment and ecology was held on 14th January 2020 at the International Unit, University of Colombo. The lecture focused on building a successful career by binding the ancient with the modern. Also it discussed concepts such as Indian Knowledge System (IKS), Contemporary Knowledge System (CKS), Learning to Learn and Old roots and New sprouts.