Sri Lanka’s national security think tank, Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) has examined the challenges to ensure food security in the country.
The INSSSL organized another Threat Lens program themed “Meeting the challenges and Ensuring Food Security in Sri Lanka” at the Defense Ministry auditorium on Tuesday (23 January).
The roundtable discussion was based on present challenges to food cultivation, production, distribution, transportation, and consumption due to various reasons.
The program was conducted with the aim to organize a discussion in order to propose sustainable mechanisms to ensure food security in Sri Lanka with inputs of different stakeholders in food cultivation and agrarian research and development work at the policy making level.
The program was chaired by the Additional Secretary (Defense) of the Ministry RMS Sarath Kumara. Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture B. Wijayarathne, Director Research INSSSL Dr. Chulani Attanayake, military officers and INSSSL officials were also present at the lecture.