Former Foreign Minister and Chairman Institute of South Asian Studies of Singapore visit IPS

Former Foreign Minister of Singapore, Mr. George Yeo, Chairman of the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Singapore, Mr. Gopinath Pillai, together with two officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, visited the IPS on 30th July 2011.

Mr. George Yeo discussed the post-conflict economy and the on-going reintegration of the North and Eastern provinces with the rest of the Sri Lanka economy with the Executive Director, IPS, Dr. Saman Kelegama, while Mr. Gopinath Pillai discussed the on-going research work at the IPS and possible collaborative work with the ISAS in the near future. The preparation of the Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora by the ISAS and the South Asian Diaspora Convention of the ISAS also featured in the discussions.

Picture, L to R: Siew Kheng Kang, Director, South Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; George Yeo, former Foreign Minister, Singapore; Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS; Gopinath Pillai, Chairman, ISAS; Derek Pua Suan Kiang, Country Office, South Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.