Visit by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)

Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), India headed by Amb. Sujab R. Chinoy, Director General of MP-IDSA visited the Institute of National Security Sri Lanka (INSSSL) on 6th March 2020. The discussion was conducted at the INSSSL Boardroom. The discussion was mainly focused on “India - Sri Lanka Relations”.

At the outset, Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage, Director General of INSSSL welcomed the delegation and thanked the head of the delegation for making a visit to INSSSL during their short stay in Sri Lanka. While appreciating the long standing friendship and relations that the two organizations are having during the past few years various key points and issues between the two countries were discussed subsequently. Prof. Chandra Ambuldeniya, former Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University who was also invited for the discussion contributed much upon the Economic and Educational relations between Sri Lanka and India. Other issues that were discussed were Maritime issues, economic connectivity, indo pacific strategy and neighborhood Policies On a concluding note Director General of INSSSL invited all Indian delegates to work in harmony and close coordination with INSSSL to enhance the mutual relationship and future cooperation.

Prepared by Udeshika Jayasekara