Tuesday, October 24, 2017
   
Text Size

Bangladesh National Defense College Delegation Visit on 10 September, 2014.

lk13

lk14 

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) hosted Bangladesh defense delegation on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 from 10.30 am. - 12.00 pm. Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa and Mr. Hasalaka Arampola addressed the delegation.

Speaking under the topic of ‘Anti-terrorism and Human Rights Protection, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa started off his speech discussing Sri Lanka’s success in defeating the terrorist group LTTE after a 30 year war. He spoke about the reconciliation process, referring to both the rehabilitation center for the victims and the Northern Provincial Council election. The election had a voting turnout of 88% which efficaciously suggests the progress of political reconciliation. On that note, he regrettably recalled the change made in the national language – making Sinhala the prime language – and commended the Bangladeshi delegates for having their names printed in two languages on their badges rather than one.

Speaking under the topic of “What I have learned after teaching international relations for 10 years”, Mr. Hasalaka Arampola, Principal of Royal Institute Colombo made a deeply meaningful and thought provoking presentation on the life lessons one can learn by studying international relations.

He began by providing a definition for international relations by showing the audience that there are three aspects to it, politics, economics, and environment. He then began outlining ten of the most important lessons he learned through his experience as a lecturer on this subject. He stated that is that everyone is only worried by the issues that they face, with little or no regard to the problems that others face, that there is no examination of issue outside our own spectrum of affairs. Another such point he emphasized was that what goes around comes around, citing the example of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Mr. Arampola explained to the delegation that the Taliban was supported by the US during the cold war in an attempt to drive out the Russians; however once they achieved that goal the Taliban turned around and produced the Al-Qaeda which subsequently brought about unforeseen acts of terror in the US. He also stated that while acquiring hard power is the goal of any nation, it is soft power that will pioneer growth and development in every sphere. He stated that the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the people should be enhanced in order to create a productive and peaceful society.

 

-  Ends -

Issued by :  Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)

For further information, please contact Nipuli Gajanayake at tel. no: (011) 2687025/ 5754601-3 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

missionnews

indday2017

newsfromom2

Open Government Partnership

OGPicon

Right to Information

ria-image
                               
                 Click Here to Read More...


Important Links

            HEweb
pmweb1
news gov.info
travel tourism
business financial
defence immigration

announcements

Gov20151GICnewslk2015SLTPB

AASL

cbsl-2013BOI2015

Consular Assistance

consular01082017

UNHRC AND HUMAN RIGHTS

UNHRC20151

UPRbutton1

ONUR

scrm

DOCUMENTS

v2025english

visionbutton-sin        visionbutton-tam

maithri-en-manifesto
S-Button20-1-2015  T-Button20-1-2015

Sri Lanka Missions Overseas

BIDTI

BIDTI_logo

NEWS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Bid Notices

Bid-MinRuralEconomy

bid-minofIndustryandCommerce