Dr. Chulanee Attanayake is a Research Fellow at ISAS. Dr Chulanee Attanayake’s research focus is on China and its policies in South Asia, Geopolitics in the Indian Ocean, and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations. Formerly she was at the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka – the national security think tank under Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, the think-tank of Ministry of External Affairs. and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies. Dr Attanayake’s publications include China in Sri Lanka, Maritime Sri Lanka: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, and Sino–Indian Conflict: Foreign Policy Options for the Smaller South Asian States. She can be contacted at this email address.
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