Sri Lanka and India have held the 24th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting in the mid seas Thursday to discuss maritime issues common to both countries.
The IMBL meeting between the Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy/Coast Guard was held onboard SLNS Sagara at the Indo- Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai on 16th October 2014.
During the 24th IMBL session, the Navy officials of the two neighboring countries have discussed several issues of mutual interests related to prevention of smuggling narcotics and other illegal items and illegal fishing activities in the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar sea areas.
Commander Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral Sarath Dissanayake headed the Sri Lanka Navy delegation.
The Indian delegation was headed by Naval Officer in Command (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry) Commodore AK Mahadevan.
The Indo-Sri Lanka IMBL meeting is held once a year to strengthen the naval relationship between the two neighboring countries. The Sri Lankan and Indian delegations meet alternatively onboard an Indian naval ship and a Sri Lankan naval ship.