Deepening India - Sri Lanka Ties in the New World Order

Date:   Thu Oct 29, 2020 - Thu Oct 29, 2020













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Deepening India - Sri Lanka Ties in the New World Order


29 October 2020, 2:00 pm IST / SST





1.30 – 2.00 pm:    Registration



2.00 – 3.00 pm: Session I: Inaugural


Welcome by:

·      Mr Sabyasachi Dutta, Executive Director, Asian Confluence


In Chair:

·      Dr. T C A Raghavan, Director General, ICWA


Opening Remarks: 

·      Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS

·      Mr. Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation


Keynote Address:

·      Admiral Jayanath Colombage (retired), Foreign Secretary, Sri Lanka

3.00 – 4.30 pm:     Session II: Panel Discussion


Chair: Amb Ashok K Kantha, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), and former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka





Sri Lanka

·      Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI), Colombo

·      Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair of LIRNEasia, Colombo

·      Mr. Vish Govindasamy, Group Managing Director, Sunshine Holdings PLC and Deputy Chairman, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo



·      Dr. Samatha Mallempati, Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi

·      Prof. Biswajit Nag, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi

·      Mr Manjeet Singh Negi, VP (Credit), State Bank of India (SBI), Colombo



Valedictory Address:

·      Mr. Gopal  Baglay, High Commissioner of India, Colombo



Vote of Thanks:

·      Dr. Prabir De, AIC at RIS, New Delhi

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