RCSS joins with the Republic of India in commemorating its 73rd National day of Independence on the 15th of August, 2019. A celebration was held at the India House, in Colombo for the occasion. This was hosted by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka. At the event, the national flag of India […]
RCSS congratulates the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on celebrating 73 years of Independence on the 14th of August, 2019. The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka held a colourful flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the occasion, where the national flag of Pakistan was hoisted by High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat. Pakistan […]
On 6th of August 2019, The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) held the Shelton Kodikara Memorial Oration at the BMICH in Colombo. The Kodikara Memorial Oration was established by RCSS in 2015, to honour Professor Shelton Upatissa Kodikara, the pioneer of the systematic study of IR in Sri Lanka. The Keynote Speech at […]
Since 2014, South Asia has been the fastest growing sub-region in the world, with its eight economies collectively boasting average annual growth of 7.0%. This is higher than East Asia (6.2%), which includes China; Southeast Asia (4.9%); and the Pacific (4.7%). This strong growth in South Asia has been largely driven by the performance of […]
The Consortium of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore organized this year’s annual meeting themed “Bringing Back Multilateral Cooperation in NTS Governance.” The meeting cum conference was held on 25-26 March 2019, in Singapore with the participation from consortium members. RCSS Programme Officer, Ms. Ayodhya Krishani participated on behalf […]
His Excellency Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, spoke on the topic of ‘Regional Security in South Asia: Pakistan’s Perspective’ at the second Discussion of the In-house Discussion Series 2019 organized by RCSS. The event was held on the 25th February 2019, at 4:00 PM at RCSS.
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) is pleased to announce that the Kodikara Library is now open to the public for reference work. The Library will be open on every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
With great sorrow, RCSS announces the passing of Prof. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema on the 14th of February, 2019. Prof. Iqbal Cheema was a founding member of RCSS, having been involved in RCSS’ activities since its inception. He was also a member its the International Research Committee. Prof. Cheema is one of the towering figures in […]
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) will organize a workshop on ‘Research Proposal Development’ for postgraduate students and mid-career professionals from state, private and NGO sectors. It is a two-day workshop conducted by renowned academics including Professor Gamini Keerawella and Professor Indralal De Silva. At the end of the workshop, the participants will be […]
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) officially invites research grant applications for its annual Kodikara Fellowship Programme (2019-2020). The fellowship is tenable for six months, commencing in 2019, during which time each grantee will be under obligation to produce and submit an original research monograph which will be subsequently published by RCSS. Applicants can […]
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) officially invites research grant applications for its annual Kodikara Fellowship Programme. Applicants can apply for a fellowship on the following thematic areas: Strategies for Addressing Inequality in South Asia, Civic Engagement and Governance in South Asia, Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice in South Asia, Natural Resources and Climate […]
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), established in 1992, is proud to announce that it has been listed as one of the world’s top think tanks in the ‘2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report’ compiled by the University of Pennsylvania. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute of the […]
International Conference on “China in South Asia – South Asia in China: OBOR and the Sri Lankan Experience” Organised by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) 30 – 31 August, 2017, at Committee Room E (Tulip), BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka Session 02: Economic Development Abstract: “Investment Pattern between China and Regions along the Routes […]