Intern Batch of 2021/2022 presented their Individual Research

The intern batch of 2021/22 presented their individual research on 27th April 2022, at the INSS Conference room. As a mandatory requirement of their internship, which is of six (6) months duration, they are expected to engage in research connected to National Security and come up with suitable recommendations to address these challenges. Ms. Pramodi Attygalle presented her research on ‘Impact of Defence Expenditure on the Economic Growth of Sri Lanka’, while Ms. Mithila Jayathilake’s research was on ‘Terrorist Financing in the Non-Governmental Organization Sector of Sri Lanka’. Focusing on a more eminent threat Mr. Kavindu Peiris focused on ‘Significance of Ensuring National Security through the Process of LTTE Terrorist Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka’. Ms. Kamalani Herath selected ‘Blue Economy and the Maritime Security issues in Sri Lankan waters; the Indian Ocean Region’ as her research topic while Mr. Hirantha Wijesinghe ‘s interest was on ‘Cognitive Biases within Intelligence Analysis: An Unwitting Threat to National Security”. INSS launched yet another initiative to select the best intern commencing from this batch considering their thesis and overall performance during their tenure at INSS inclusive of discipline, team work, event organizing and representing etc. and the award was a certificate personally signed by General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd.) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc Mphil, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence. The title of ‘Best Intern’ was grabbed by Ms. Mithila Jayathilake and INSS wish her and all interns best of luck in their future endeavors.