A warm welcome to a new Ph.D. candidate, Mr. Ranjith Gunaratna, who has recently joined the department of Political Science at the SAI. His Ph.D. topic is “Diaspora, an agent of change: the case of Sri Lanka”. His other research interests include counter-terrorism, Sri Lankan workers in the Middle East and Sri Lanka’s relations with China.
Mr. Gunaratna is a current Sri Lankan Consul General based in Frankfurt. Before arriving in Germany, he held the post of the Director-General Policy and Research and the Middle East Divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. Mr. Gunaratna received his Master Degree in Strategic Studies from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.