Ambassador Alaina B.Teplitz has served as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives since 2018. Prior to this, she was the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister, she joined the State Department in 1991.Read more..
Sreeradha Datta, PhD heads the Neighbourhood Studies Centre at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi. She is also a non-resident senior fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore and a former director of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies in Kolkata.
Commodore (Ret) R. S. Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy is currently, Director Chennai Centre for China Studies and Regional Director National Maritime Foundation Tamil Nadu.
Prof. V. Suryanarayan is one of India’s leading specialists in South and Southeast Asian Studies.Read more..
Col R Hariharan is a retired officer of an intelligent corps in the Indian Army, an expert on South Asia and terrorism. He served as the head of intelligence of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka 1987-90.Read more..
Amid diplomatic strife, the UK-led resolution was passed at the 46th session of UNHRC in Geneva. This is not just a resolution to insisting on the protection of human rights in Sri Lanka but also pressures the country to embrace the rules-based international order. After all, human rights concerns and the rules-based order are intertwined with each other. This is not well understood in the Sri Lankan context.