Sri Lanka, US cooperate to train personnel on maritime security

Sri Lanka, US cooperate to train personnel on maritime security

Sri Lanka, US cooperate to train personnel on maritime security

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jun, 2020 | 10:02 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Sri Lanka is cooperating with the US to train coast guard and navy personnel on maritime law enforcement and security operation, a report has shown.

The training is being carried out under the “Megaports initiative” of the US that is being implemented in the seaports of at least 31 countries.

The aim of the project is to protect the world’s shipping network from dangerous cargo and nuclear materials.

Sri Lanka’s border and maritime security have remained vulnerable, according to a 2019 report published by the US Bureau of Counterterrorism.

The report added that ISIS-inspired terrorists conducted a series of suicide attacks against churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019.

Sri Lanka Police had cooperated extensively with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the investigation into the attacks, the report said.

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