Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera is Adviser to the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS). He is also the Director-General of BIDTI, a diplomatic training institute. Abeyagoonasekera was the former Chairman of the Foreign Employment Agency and the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation, and worked in the private sector at Sri Lanka Telecom and Hutchison. He is the founding Curator of the Global Shapers Colombo Hub and the Country Chair of Global Dignity, and is Chairman and Founder of the Diri Saviya Foundation, a community-based non-governmental organization in Sri Lanka. Abeyagoonasekera holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA from Western Australia, and completed an Executive Education programme at the Harvard Kennedy School.