Written by Zulfick Farzan
01 Mar, 2021 | 5:27 pm
Colombo (News 1st); A secretariat for Trilateral National Security Advisors on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka was inaugurated in Colombo on Monday (01).
The Media Center for the Ministry of Defence said in keeping with the discussions held at the previous National Security Advisor (NSA)-level trilateral meetings on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and the Maldives, a Secretariat for Trilateral National Security Advisors on Maritime Security Cooperation was established at the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Headquarters, Colombo.
Secretary, Ministry of Defence and State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Foreign Ministry Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage (Retd), Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Defence Attachés of India and Maldives were present at the brief opening ceremony.
The entire world is benefitted with this initiative as the Indian Ocean is the lifeline of the entire world, said the Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Colombage.
According to the Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the fully-fledged new Secretariat would be operated 24/7.
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