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Malinda Meegoda, Research Associate of LKI, spoke at the Colombo Air Symposium on 19 October 2018. Mr. Meegoda made a case for a greater integration of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) into Sri Lanka’s air power strategy, and to increase the country’s disaster management capacity. He suggested that investing in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), and building state sector educational partnerships were potential ways forward.
The 2018 Colombo Air Symposium, on the theme of “Air Strategy in Substantiating the Geostrategic Importance of Sri Lanka,” featured senior defence officials, diplomats, and technical experts from the United States, India, the United Kingdom among others.