Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (1992; Colombo, Sri Lanka; 8 staff;

An independent, non-profit and non-governmental South Asian think tank. It encourages research, dialogue, networking and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and non-conventional sources of conflict and conditions of peace. It promotes scholars and other professionals to address, individually and collectively, problems and issues of interest in South Asia. It aims to be the leading regional institute that initiates, coordinates and supports research and learning on South Asian strategy and security topics.


  • GPPAC – The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict is a global network led by civil society organizations working to prevent violent conflict and build more peaceful societies.
  • Summer & Winter Workshops – The Summer Workshop series predominantly focuses on defence studies and conventional warfare. Meanwhile, the Winter Workshop series is about non-traditional security issues in South Asia, including terrorism, governance, gender, migration, ethnicity and religion, resources, development, environment, refugees, among others.


Leadership: Gamini Keerawella (Executive Director).