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New office of INSSSL declared open

New office of INSSSL declared open 20170103The new office of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was declared open by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi on Monday (02nd January 2017).

The new INSSSL office is situated on the 8th floor of 'Suhurupaya' in Battaramulla.The first flagship journal of the institute, 'INSSSL Defence Review 2017' which aims to provide understanding and analysis, giving priority to enhance the understanding of national, regional, international security and geo-politics, was also launched during the occasion.

The Director General of INSSSL Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presented the first copy of the journal to Secretary Hettiarachchi during the event.The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) as a premier national security Think Tank is established to conduct national security research for the Ministry of Defence. The official website of the institute, www.insssl.lk was also launched by the Secretary.

This new national security Think Tank will conduct research on national and international trends. The institute will also serve as a platform for government, private sector, and civil society to collaborate debate and discuss issues affecting Sri Lanka's security and stability to synergize and draw from a spectrum of thinkers and planners.

Senior Ministry officials, members of the diplomatic corps, Chief of Defence Staff, tri forces commanders and senior military officers were also present at the occasion.

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