Sri Lanka Army's third annual Defence Seminar commenced at Galadari Hotel in Colombo today.
This year the seminar, themed on "Post-Conflict Sri Lanka: Challenges and Regional Stability" will share and discuss a wide range of issues in the context of both regional and global scenario.
The three-day meeting will focus on Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Social Integration, Reconciliation, and Regional Stability and will seek possibilities of strengthening regional stability further in a global perspective, according to the Army.
The seminar will include sessions categorized under Reconciliation, Nation Building, National Security, Political / Foreign Relations, Regional Perspective, and Global Perspectives.
More than 23 guest speakers, including eight eminent foreign contributors from Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Pakistan, UK and Vietnam will address the Defence Seminar - 2013, the organizers said.
According to the organizers, more than 50 foreign delegates, in addition to Colombo-based diplomats, Defence Attachés and a group of more than 20 India-based Defence Attachés have confirmed their participation.
India BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Dr. N, Sathyamurthy of Chennai Chapter, Mr. Sohail Amin of Pakistan, Senior Colonel Xu Hui of China, Senior Colonel Nguyen Hong Quan of Vietnam, Dr. Clive Vincent Jachnik of UK and Prof. Joachim Krause of Germany are among foreign speakers who would contribute to the sessions.