Since its inception in March 2001, the RCSS library has been playing an important role in imparting information to the scholarly community in the south Asian region. The need for a good research library on South Asian Security Studies was felt, as there is a dearth of information for university students, scholars, military officers and researchers. Having established the RCSS library in 2001, people from each corner of the country visit the RCSS library to obtain knowledge and information. As Sri Lanka is a developing country most of the university undergraduates do not have easy access to reading materials for their studies. The RCSS library helps them to obtain maximum usage of scholarly materials through its physical and e-repository collections. In particular it has now become a popular location for foreign students and researchers pursuing studies on Sri Lanka and the South Asian region. The reference material available in the library covers almost all aspects of modern international studies, such as those dealing with conflict and peace, traditional and non-traditional sources of civil friction, arms proliferation, war-displaced populations, and human security issues. The RCSS library services are offered to universities, military academies, research institutes, schools, NGO/INGOs and the public in the region.
RCSS library is open on all weekdays from 10:00 AM – 2 PM. The library can be visited on appointment.
Sri Lanka was standing on a critical historic juncture at the end of the long-drawn civil war in May 2009, with many crossroads before the victorious regime.
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) released its latest publication “Implications of COVID-19 for South Asia: Civil Society Perspectives” during the last week of February, 2021.
The RCSS Policy Studies 64, will be released in May 2021. This is the monograph of Kodikara Fellowship Awardee 2020 Mr. Saurabh Thakur. He is an Associate Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi, India who has submitted his PhD thesis on the principles of equity in the international climate change negotiations.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a comprehensive integrated framework to address gender inequality in South Asia.