Address: No. 24, Horton Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 11 5363501

The Institute is named after the late Lakshman Kadirgamar, P.C., M.P., three-times Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, who served in this capacity from 1994-2000, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005. The Institute is the realization of a goal relentlessly pursued by the late Foreign Minister, to fulfill the need in the country for a centre dedicated to the study of its strategic interests and international relations in a broader and holistic context. The Institute also reflects the late Minister Kadirgamar’s vision for Sri Lanka, by promoting the country’s intellectual profile and seeking to achieve the right balance between its strategic interests and the changing global realities.

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of 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 the contemporary domestic and global contexts. This Institute functions as a forum for the generation of research and analysis, with a view to providing an input to national policy formulation.