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Wu Shicun visited think tanks in Colombo, Sri Lanka

2020-01-16 15:41:24       source:NISCSS

On 14 January 2020, NISCSS President Dr. Wu Shicun visited renowned think tanks in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In the morning, Dr. Wu visited the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and discussed with Director of BCIS, Dr. Harinda Vidanage, and researchers on the topics concerning organizational operation, academic activities, training courses and areas for future cooperation.



NISCSS Delegation headed by Dr. Wu Shicun visited Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) in Colombo


In the afternoon, Dr. Wu visited the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (LKI) and exchanged views with its Executive Director, Ganeshan Wignaraja, and researchers on interesting issues including the debt problems in the implementation of “The Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), China-Sri Lanka Relations, cybersecurity of Huawei 5G, the maritime security in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean, Sub-regional economic cooperation in Indian Ocean and potential project cooperation. Later, Dr. Wu visited the Port City Colombo constructed by the Chinese enterprise.



NISCSS Delegation visited Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (BCIS) in Colombo


The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) was inaugurated modestly on 9th December 1974 named after the late female Prime Minister Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka. The centre is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and mainly engages in the research, training and dissemination of international relations, and provides courses on International Relations, International Trade, International Law and Language Training.


The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (LKI), established in 1933, is a statutory institution that receives financial and other support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. LKI is named after the late Lakshman Kadirgamar, P.C., M.P., and three-times Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister. The institute is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and its mission is to engage in independent research of Sri Lanka’s international relations and strategic interests, and to provide insights and recommendations that advance justice, peace, prosperity, and sustainability.




Dr. Wu Shicun visited the Port City Colombo


The Port City Colombo is jointly developed by China Communications Construction Company Ltd and National Port Authority of Sri Lanka. The planned construction scale of the project is more than 5.3 million square meters, including 276 hectares of reclaimed land planned to be completed in 3 years. The initial scale is planned to be obtained in 5 to 8 years, and the project is expected to be completed in 20 to 25 years. The project started on 17 September 2014, and direct investment involved is $1.4 billion, generating $13 billion in secondary development investment. It is eventually expected to create about 83,000 local jobs.