FAQ

1. What does the LKI do?

The LKI engages in research on Sri Lanka’s international relations and strategic studies. For further information, please refer to:  About, Programmes

2. Does the LKI conduct courses?

No, we do not. However, our sister institute, the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute, offers courses for prospective students. For more information, please refer to their website: http://bidti.lk

3. How do I contact the Executive Director or Members of the Board of Management?

If you wish to contact the Executive Director, please send an email to programmes@lki.lk. We do not provide the contact details of Members of the Board to the general public. 

4. Is t​he LKI library open to the general public?

We are currently cataloguing our collection of books and other publications. After this is completed, we plan to develop membership programmes that will enable access for organisations and individuals to the library collection for reference material.

5. Is the LKI part of the Foreign Ministry?

The LKI is a statutory institution that receives financial and other support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By statute, the Chairman of the Board of Management is the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs. However, the Board of Management, comprising the Chairman and eight other members, operates independently of the Ministry.

6. Are the LKI premises available for hire?

The auditorium and gardens are available for hire at attractive rates. For further information, please see our Venue Hire page.

7. How can I support or get involved in the work of the LKI?

We are delighted that you are interested in supporting and being involved in the programmes of the LKI. To obtain information on supporting the LKI, or to receive information on how you or your organisation can participate in our programmes, please email programmes@lki.lk. If you are interested in working at the LKI, please see our Careers section.

8. Can I collaborate with the LKI in conducting research?

The LKI welcomes proposals for collaboration with external researchers and organisations. Please contact us at programmes@lki.lk.

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