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Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Executive Director at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI), was invited to lecture at the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 28 September 2019. His lecture entitled ‘Exploring Sri Lanka’s Role in the Indian Ocean Economy’ focused on Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean and explored the economic prospects of the region.
While noting that the Indian Ocean Economy is outpacing slowing world growth, Dr. Wignaraja highlighted that there are a few challenges that could stifle growth moving forward including; maritime security threats, trade barriers, quality of seaports, and weak regional institutions. He also outlined various national and regional efforts that can be taken in order to address these constraints. The lecture was followed by a discussion with Commodore A. K. M. Jinadasa, Commandant of the Naval and Maritime Academy, and naval cadets and officers.
LKI is a think tank that analyses Sri Lanka’s international relations and strategic interests, to provide insights and recommendations that advance justice, peace, prosperity, and sustainability. The Institute reflects the vision of the late Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar by promoting the country’s intellectual profile in foreign policy research and engagement.