August 12, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 minute
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“Let us hope such a deep sense of the ‘togetherness’ of all of humanity at times of great crises will continue to be pervasive” – Late Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies today remembers the late Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar, who was assassinated on this day (12th August 2005), 16 years ago.
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations (LKI) is named after former Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar. The Institute is also the realisation of a goal pursued by the late Minister to fulfil the country’s need for a think tank. LKI is a reflection of Minister Kadirgamar’s vision for Sri Lanka, by promoting the country’s intellectual profile in the field of foreign policy research and engagement.
The Late Hon. Kadirgamar was a strong proponent of unity in the face of challenges both domestically and in the international arena, a virtue that rings true today as the world unites to save lives in the face of a pandemic.