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The annual Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture was held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI), hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka, on 15 January 2018. Hon. Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & IT for the Government of India, delivered the lecture on “The Evolution of India’s Constitutional and Democratic Polity.”
The introductory remarks were given by Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of LKI. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Suganthie Kadirgamar, wife of the late Minister.
The high-profile event drew a diverse group of attendees, including Hon. R. Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament; Hon. Chief Justice Priyasath Dep; His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India; members of the LKI Board of Management; as well representatives from other missions, scholars from universities and think tanks, media, representatives from the private sector and civil society, and students.
Video of the introductory remarks by Hon. Tilak Marapana
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Video of the full lecture by Hon. Ravi Shankar Prasad
Photos: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
Download the full transcript of the lecture by Hon. Ravi Shankar Prasad below.