The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations
and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) is a multi-disciplinary research forum dedicated to analyzing Sri Lanka’s strategic interests in the realm of international relations, within both the contemporary domestic and global contexts. The Institute, which is chaired by the incumbent Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, was officially inaugurated on August 10th, 2006.
The Institute functions as a forum for the generation of research and analysis, with a view to providing an input to national policy formulation. Its mandate includes; promotion of peace, collection of data for the Government of Sri Lanka on issues pertaining to the formulation and structuring of national policies, promotion and assistance in research pertaining to Sri Lanka and its region, publication of material falling into the purview of the Institute, as well as training programmes on diplomacy and international relations.