Written by Keshala Dias
15 Mar, 2017 | 9:05 pm
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe notes that there is a risk of maritime terrorism raising its head in the Indian Ocean region due to the influence of various parties.
The premier made this statement addressing an anti-terrorism seminar in New Delhi, India via Skype.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had emphasised on the need for all countries to come together to combat the rising threat of maritime terrorism in the Indian Ocean region.
Pointing out that over half of the maritime traffic in the world operated through the Indian Ocean region, which is home to over 4 billion people, the Prime Minister notes that maritime terrorism could cause a threat to trade in the region and thereby effect the economy of each country.
The premier further noted that such threats can be combated through discussions, cooperation, sharing of intelligence and expertise between nations.
Meanwhile, a workshop on The future of the civil service was conducted by Andrew Grant and Seelan Sinham of Mc Kinsey and Company, at the Prime Ministers Office.
Senior state employees, ministry Secretaries as well as seniors of the armed forces took part in the workshop.
The main aim of the workshop was to highlight emerging trends which could aid in the growth of the state service.
The workshop was organised by the Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office.
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