Sri Lanka Navy held a high-level trilateral meeting in Colombo recently on maritime security with the participation of India and Maldives.
An eight-member Sri Lankan Navy delegation led by Director General Operation, Rear Admiral JayanthaPerera hosted the meeting on 18th October 2012.
The meeting focused on a wide range of issues which included sharing of information on shipping and tsunami warning and setting up extending anti-piracy structures and coordination of joint Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance.
Delegates also explored the possibility of oil spill response, maritime domain awareness training and joint naval/coast guard exercises. Attention was also drawn to SAR operations and trilateral mechanisms to prevent illegal poaching.
Delegates also explored the possibility of oil spill response, maritime domain awareness training and joint naval and coast guard exercises. The meeting also discussed setting up of trilateral mechanisms to prevent illegal poaching.
Deputy Director General (Operations) of the Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General KR Nautiyal led the five-member Indian delegation while Minister of State (Defence) of the Maldives, LiyasHussain headed the Maldivian delegation comprising four members.