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“Confronting Cybercrime, Cyber Harassment and Cyber Defamation In a Surging Era of Technology”

Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a virtual Threat Lens titled “Confronting Cybercrime, Cyber Harassment and Cyber Defamation in a Surging Era of Technology” which was held on the 17th September 2021 from 1400hrs to 1530hrs via ZOOM. The Chair of the event was Director General of Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD), Major General K. R. P. Rowel (Retd.) RWP VSV USP ndu psc USACGSC representing the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management. The Guest Speaker for the event was Mr. Deenadayalan Nagaratnam, Information Security Engineer, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT). Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Director General of INSS moderated the event.



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No room for drug smuggling ring at any cost - Defence Secretary

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in coordination with the Sri Lanka Police and Intelligence Services arrested  a foreign fishing vessel carrying over 170 kilos of heroin worth of Rs. 1,575 million along with nine suspects at the international waters, south of Sri Lanka and escorted to Colombo Harbour today on 18 Sep 2021.


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No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received to BIA - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA), affirmed that there is no requirement for general public to panic due to the information disseminating over a fake email of hostile nature received by the airport authorities.


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“Exploring Avenues to Affirm Social Harmony through Spatial Integration”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka organized a Round Table Discussion titled “Exploring Avenues to Affirm Social Harmony through Spatial Integration” on the 10th of September, 2021 from 1400hrs to 1530hrs via Zoom. Renowned Architect Murad Ismail graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.


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“Gaps, Loopholes and Weaknesses in National Security - The Roles of DMRC, ACJU and Wafks Board”

Institute of National Security Studies: The premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka organized a virtual Closed Door Public Lecture titled “Gaps, Loopholes and Weaknesses in National Security - The Roles of DMRC, ACJU and Wafks Board” on the 08th of September, 2021 from 1400hrs to 1530hrs on Zoom. The Guest Speaker for the event was Prof. Rasheen Bappu, Adjunct Professor, Anthropologist and Intelligence Data Scientist. Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena RWP**, RSP, VSV, USP, nswc, psc, Director (Communications and Publications), INSS chaired and moderated the event. He warmly welcomed the guest speaker and briefly introduced the topic and the Guest speaker for the event.


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“Securing Sri Lanka through Community Engagement”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) established under the Ministry of Defence has conducted a virtual Round Table Discussion titled “Securing Sri Lanka through Community Engagement”, from 1400 hrs – 1630 hrs (IST) on 20 August 2021.


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"Macroeconomic Impact due to Covid and the way forward for Sri Lanka"

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) established under the Ministry of Defence conducted a Round Table Discussion titled “Macroeconomic Impact due to Covid and the way forward for Sri Lanka” on 19 August from 1400 hrs to 1530 hrs Via Zoom.


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"Combating the National Security Issues Emanating from Illegal Narcotics Trade in Sri Lanka"

Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a Threat Lens titled “Combating the national security issues emanating from illegal narcotics trade in Sri Lanka” which was held on 13th August 2021 from 1000 hrs – 1130 hrs (IST) via zoom. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Priyangi Amarabandu, Chairperson of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Director General of INSS, moderated the event.  The participants were welcomed by Mr. Asel Ariyaperuma, Intern (Research), at INSS. Thereafter the Director-General welcomed and introduced the Guest Speaker and opened the floor to a comprehensive dialogue on illegal narcotics trade in the country. The audience was comprised of representatives from international organizations, Ministries, tri forces, intelligence services, and academics.


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"Regulating the Digital Educational and Religious Space"

Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka organized a Closed Door Public Lecture titled “Regulating the Digital Educational and Religious Space” which was held on 29th July 2021 from 1400 hrs – 1600 hrs (IST) at the conference hall of INSS. The guest speakers for the event were Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Director General of INSS, Mr. S.H. Harischandra, Secretary, State Ministry of Dhamma Schools, Pirivenas and Bhikkhu Education and Mr. Shabry Haleemdeen, Chairman of Wakfs Board. Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena, Director (Communication and Publication), INSS moderated the event. He initially welcomed the guest speakers and opened the floor to a comprehensive dialogue on the regulating digital, educational and religious space.  The audience was comprised of representatives from Ministries, tri forces, intelligence agencies and academics.