Sri Lanka’s national security think tank, the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) held a panel discussion on the post-war role of Sri Lankan armed forces for a delegation visiting from Doha on Friday (November 17).
The INSSL panel discussion on “The Role of Armed Forces in Post Conflict Sri Lanka” was held for a delegation from the Centre of Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) of Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
The delegation, led by Sultan Zuhdib Majid Barakat, comprised MSc students from 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Director General of INSSSL Asanga Abeyagoonasekera chaired discussion and the panel consisted of Director General of the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Janake Ratnayake and Colonel Isadeen, General Staff of the Bureau.
Colonel Isadeen briefed the delegates on the role of the armed forces in post conflict Sri Lanka and provided an overview of the process given during the relief and rehabilitation phases. Further, he outlined the National Model for Post Conflict Development including the 5Rs (Resettlement, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation) which have been successful in Sri Lanka.
The meeting concluded with an engaging discussion between the panel and students who shared their thoughts and insight on reconciliation.