Special Addresses

Admiral (Prof.) Jayanath Colombage

Topic

Keynote Speech

Admiral (Prof.) Jayanath Colombage

Secretary, Foreign Ministry

H.E. Alaina B. Teplitz

Topic

Introductory Remarks

H.E. Alaina B. Teplitz

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Amb (Retd.) Geetha De Silva

Topic

Vote of Thanks

Amb (Retd.) Geetha De Silva

Secretary General – PFIOSC

Amb (Retd.) Shivshankar Menon

Topic

Opening Remarks by Co – Chairs

Amb (Retd.) Shivshankar Menon

Former National Security Advisor of India & Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Social and Economic Progress

Amb (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke

Topic

Opening Remarks by Co – Chairs

Amb (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke

Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation

H.E. Akira Sugiyama

Topic

Introductory Remarks

H.E. Akira Sugiyama

Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka

Mr. Dean Thompson

Topic

Address by U.S Government Representative

Mr. Dean Thompson

Senior Bureau Officer of the US Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Mr. Kazuya ENDO

Topic

Address by Representative of the Government of Japan

Mr. Kazuya ENDO

Deputy Assistant Minister and Director, Management and Coordination Division, Minister’s Secretariat of the Government of Japan

Sessions

Admiral Sunil Lanba. PVSM, AVSM, (Retd.)

Topic

Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation [Session I]

Admiral Sunil Lanba. PVSM, AVSM, (Retd.)

Chairman - National Maritime Foundation, and Former Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Indian Navy

 Dr. Liu Zongyi

Topic

Identifying and addressing major issues including ‘mistrust’ and ‘trust deficiency’ [Session III]

Dr. Liu Zongyi

Senior Fellow & Secretary General, South Asia and China Center, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Dr. Michishita Narushige

Topic

Identifying and addressing major issues including ‘mistrust’ and ‘trust deficiency’ [Session III]

Dr. Michishita Narushige

Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan

Ambassador Gleb Ivashentsov

Topic

Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation [Session I]

Ambassador Gleb Ivashentsov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, Vice President of the Russian International Affairs Council

Dr. Yogesh Joshi

Topic

Enhancing Connectivity [Session II]

Dr. Yogesh Joshi

Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Mr. Jaimal Anand

Topic

Enhancing Connectivity [Session II]

Mr. Jaimal Anand

Research Associate, Department of International Relations and Co-Operation (DIRCO), Pretoria, South Africa

Mr. Rohan Masakorala

Topic

Enhancing Connectivity [Session II]

Mr. Rohan Masakorala

Chief Executive Officer, Shippers Academy, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake

Topic

Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation [Session I]

Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake

Research Program Director, CNA, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Dr. David Brewster

Topic

Identifying and addressing major issues including ‘mistrust’ and ‘trust deficiency’ [Session III]

Dr. David Brewster

Senior Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University

Moderators

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Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
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“Chargé de mission”, in charge of the Indian Ocean at the Center for Analysis, Planning and Strategy of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Senior Director, leads our Southeast Asia practice