The LKI Hosts Seminar for Students Pursuing International Relations at The University of Ruhuna

In line with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute’s commitment to support the teaching of International Relations and Foreign Policy in Sri Lanka, as well to increase interaction between the Sri Lankan academic community/researchers with foreign policy practitioners, the Institute hosted a seminar at the LKI for a visiting study group comprising academic staff and over 100 undergraduates from the Department of Public Policy of the University of Ruhuna on 30th November 2023.

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.

Sri Lanka assumes the Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 23rd Council of Ministers in Colombo

Sri Lanka assumed the chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 23rd IORA Council of Ministers which concluded in Colombo on 11 October 2023. Foreign Minister Ali Sabry chaired the meeting. Sri Lanka is a founding member of IORA which was established in 1997, and previously served as its Chair from 2003 to 2004. The 23rd IORA Council of Ministers was inaugurated with a colourful opening ceremony that brought the Indian Ocean into the conference room via virtual reality.

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