Kadiragamar To Address Indian Defence Ministry Conference
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo,
SLT 6.45 A.M Monday 26 January.
Former Foreign Minister and Presidential Advisor, Lakshman Kadiragamar has
been invited to address the 6th Asian Security Conference organized by the
Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses of the Indian Ministry of Defence.
This years meeting on the theme 'United Nations, Multilateralism and
International Security' will be held from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 January
in New Delhi.The inaugural address at the conference will be delivered by
the Indian Defence Minister, George Fernandes. Kadiragamar is expected to
hold discussions with Fernandes during his visit to New Delhi.
Other distinguished speakers at the seminar are Louise Frechette, UN Deputy
Secretary -General, Karl Inderfurth former US Assistant Secretary of State,
Javier Solona, Secretary General of the Council of the EU, J.N. Dixit former
Indian foreign secretary, Sashi Tharoor, Under- Secretary-General of the UN,
Yang Chenxu, President, China Institute of for International Studies in
Bejing, Y. Kozhokin, Director, Russian Institute of Strategic Studies in
Moscow, Stephen Schlesinger, Director, World Policy Institute , New York,
William Imbrie, Director , Office of Peacekeeping and Humanitarian
Operations at the US State Department, Abdul Salam Majali , former Prime
Minister of Jordan, Ely Karmon, Senior Fellow, International Policy
Institute for Counter -Terrorism in Israel, Dr. Rohan Guneratne, Head of
Counter- Terrorism Research , Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies NT
University in Singapore.
The conference would discuss current challenges to multilateralism and the
United Nations, conflict resolution and post-conflict management,
international cooperation in tackling terrorism, drugs and organized crime,
United Nations and weapons of mass destruction, prospects of strengthening
and restructuring of multilateral institutions and the united nations.
Indian External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha will also attend the
Published: Sun Jan 25 19:22:09 EST 2004