meets sans CBK adviser
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for Strategic
Studies held its inaugural meeting yesterday under the chairmanship
of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
One of the controversial appointees to the Institute's
Board, Ram Manickckalingam, a one-time adviser to President Chandrika
Kumaratunga was absent from the meeting.
Others present yesterday were Ms. Suganthie Kadirgamar,
Foreign Secretary H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne
and Ashraff Omar, Managing Director of Brandix.
The inaugural discussions revolved around the
starting of projects under the aegis of the Institute.