Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force Admiral Katsutosi Kawano today said the Japanese Navy would like to learn from Sri Lanka’s experiences with anti-terrorism operations when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning.
Admiral Kawano held discussions on enhanced operations between the two countries in the areas of maritime security and other maritime sectors.
The visiting admiral further expressed Japan’s interest in Sri Lanka’s ports, noting that ‘Sri Lanka was at the centre of the Indian Ocean.’
Within the past year and a half, 15 Japanese war ships have arrived at the Port of Colombo.
Admiral Kawano said he would also like to explore opportunities at the Hambantota Port, especially given its 17-metre depth and its proximity to the world’s busiest East-West Shipping Lane. Welcoming Japan’s interest, the President encouraged the Admiral to visit the port.
Comments - 8
Lanke Banda Saturday, 14 June 2014 07:39 AM
But Japan UN may slap war crime charges on you.
Public Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:06 PM
Arigato Gozaimus! Can you please tell the whole Western Friends about our capability, and to seek our first hand experience. We were the First to completely defeat deadly terrorism.
Dead Time Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:10 PM
please teach about sri lanka's SAABARU AND TRICKY ACHAARU mr president
Concerned Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:17 PM
And they will, in turn, teach us "hara-kiri"
Kapil Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:06 PM
A very good opportunity for our country. Hope no body will scare them away with commissions and corruption. via DM Android App
Saskia Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:59 PM
Hey Japan, first stop hunting whales. Save that creatures.
rosebud Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:06 PM
Thank you Japan via DM Android App
peiris Friday, 13 June 2014 10:01 AM
Japanese are smart.The whole world should take note and commend what Sri Lanka has achieved.
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