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Chulanee Attanayake

Dr. Chulanee Attanayake is a Visiting Research Fellow at ISAS. Dr Chulanee Attanayake’s research focus is on China and its policies in South Asia. She is one of the few Sri Lankans who focus on this research area. Dr Attanayake’s book China in Sri Lanka, a comprehensive analysis of Sino-Sri Lankan bilateral relations was published in 2013.

Prior to joining ISAS, Dr Attanayake served as the Director (Research) of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka – the national security think tank under Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense. She was a visiting lecturer at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies on Politics in South Asia and Politics in the Indian Ocean, and at the Royal Institute of Colombo. She can be contacted at

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