Ambassador Nihal Rodrigo

Institute:   Former Secretary General, SAARC

Brief Profile:   Nihal Rodrigo, Former Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary; Secretary General -SAARC; Ambassador, to China and the UN. Nihal Rodrigo is visiting lecturer of international relations at Sri Lanka’s Defence Services Command and Staff College; Colombo University; Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute and Board Member, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. He is working on an analysis of Indian Ocean security and foreign relations aspects affecting Sri Lanka’s neighbourhood. He served as Adviser of Foreign Relations to Sri Lanka’s President; Ambassador to China; Foreign Secretary; Secretary General - SAARC; Ambassador, Sri Lanka’s UN Permanent Missions in New York and Geneva; and member, UNSG’s Advisory Board on Disarmament. When Sri Lanka chaired the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), he coordinated its UN activities. He was elected Chairman of the Political Committee, 11th NAM Summit.

Area of Specialization (keywords):   Diaspora, International Relations, State Policies

Contact Address:   Sri Lanka, nihalr6@gmail.com

E-mail id:   nihalr6@gmail.com

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