The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives hosted a half-day conference on the theme, “The EU Indo-Pacific Strategy through Sri Lanka’s Lens: Opportunities for Cooperation and Partnership” on Thursday, 27th January 2022. The event supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation was organized on the occasion of the visit of the EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, H.E. Gabriele Visentin to Sri Lanka.
Dr. Naazima Kamardeen and Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne examine Sri Lanka’s experience with foreign investment litigation in international tribunals.
The LKI report ‘’Port City SEZ – A Catalyst for Modern Services in Sri Lanka” explores Sri Lanka’s position as a modern services hub, global and local scenarios that might shape the evolution of Port City and insights from advanced, services-based and established SEZs for developing Sri Lanka’s policy regime for Port City.
With China increasing its soft power and foreign aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka’s experience of BRI projects provides useful lessons for others. See this recently published Chatham House paper on Chinese Investment and the BRI in Sri Lanka.