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    Sri Lanka; the Center of Maritime Silk Road

    June 12, 2014

    Mr. Asanga Abeygoonasekera, the Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar institute was invited to speak at the 1st International Seminar on South Asia Development, organized by Xinhua News Agency Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau. The seminar took take place in Hong Kong on the 9th June 2014. The aim of this seminar was to open up discussion, critical reflection and analysis about political, social and economic development across the region.

     

    Speaking on the topic “Sri Lanka; the Center of Maritime Silk Road” he said that Sri Lanka can be a key player in the Maritime Silk Road for it enjoys a strategically important geographical location in the Indian Ocean Region. He pointed three areas, namely trade, combatting terrorism and piracy, and confidence building and cooperation. Further, the historical role played by the island in the ancient Silk Road was brought to the notice of the audience.

     

    Many distinguished scholars, diplomats and government officers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ,Maldives ,Nepal ,Sri Lanka and China participated in the Seminar.

     

    (KH/ST)

    Last modified on Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:13

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