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LKI Welcomes the Secretary General of SAARC

The Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI), Amb. Ravinatha Aryasinha welcomed H.E. Md. Golam Sarwar, the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on his inaugural visit to Sri Lanka, to the Institute on Thursday 13 June 2024. The Secretary-General participated in a Roundtable Discussion with a group of eminent policymakers, scholars and stakeholders concerned with the developments of SAARC.

Dr. A.K.Abdul Momen , Foreign Minister of Bangladesh delivers Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture was delivered on 3 February 2023 by Hon. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at a ceremony held at the Jasmine Hall of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry underlines need for data-based research to guide government policy making, at launch of the ‘LKI Foreign Policy Forum’

Foreign Minister M. U. M. Ali Sabry has underlined the importance of data-based research to guide government policy making, noting that if such practice had been followed, particularly in regard to the economy, Sri Lanka would have averted the crisis which it faced. The Minister said it is important to conduct research, present papers, debate openly and within closed doors, in order to make the right decisions.

LKI Executive Director Aryasinha Chairs Scholarly Panel on 'Sri Lanka as a Destination: From Antiquity to Modernity'

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (LKI) hosted a panel discussion 'Sri Lanka as a Destination: From Antiquity to Modernity' as part of its outreach activities to promote ‘Cultural Diplomacy’ in Koggala on Saturday (13 January 2023). Held with the Indian Ocean as the backdrop at the Long Beach Hotel, Koggala, this interactive discussion was organized as part of ‘Rhythms of Paradise’ - the cultural spectacle of ‘Galle Concerto 2024’, with the aim of promoting the Southern coastline of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination, and in celebration of Sri Lanka’s timeless cultural and natural heritage.

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