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About INSSSL


Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) is the premiere National Defence think tank of Sri Lanka under the Ministry of Defence.



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The Institute of National Security Studies(INSSSL) is the premiere national defence think tank of Sri Lanka under the Ministry of Defence. Established to understand the security environment and to work with government to craft evidence based policy options and strategies for debate and discussion to ensure national security. The institute will conduct a broad array of national security research for the Ministry of Defence.

Its Vision is “To improve policy and decision making through high quality research and analysis with excellence”. Its Mission is “From high quality research to continuously support ministry of defence mission “formulating and executing strategic plans and policies for a secure, safe and sovereign country with territorial integrity”

INSSSL is setup with the objectives:
To provide sound and timely assessment on facets of national security to secure Sri Lanka from threats to its national security

To serve as a platform for government, private sector and civil society to collaborate debate and discuss issues affecting Sri Lanka’s security and stability to synergize and draw from a spectrum of thinkers and planners

To serve as a nucleus for deliberations and as a capacity builder for strengthening institutions on national security aspects

To serve as a central repository of knowledge for both scholars and practitioners committed to the nation’s unity and harmony

The Board of Governors include His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena President/Patron of INSSSL, Chairman of the Institute is Kapila Waidyaratne PC the Secretary of Defence along with other board members including Chief of Defense Staff and Commanders of the three Armed Forces. INSSSL Director General is Asanga Abeyagoonasekera.

Contact: inss.srilanka@gmail.com
Sri Lanka