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US to transfer Coast Guard Cutter to SL

7 December 2017 06:28 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A US Coast Guard Cutter would be transferred to Sri Lanka further enhancing US-Sri Lanka Indo Pacific Partnership, the US Embassy said today.

Ahead of the transfer, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon said this Coast Guard Cutter is a tangible symbol of growing partnership between the two countries and reflects shared commitment of the two nations to regional stability.

Mr. Shannon who visited Sri Lanka last month announced that the US would offer a second US Coast Guard cutter to the Sri Lankan Navy pending completion of Congressional notification.

The Secretary Class High Endurance Cutter would allow Sri Lanka to more effectively police its coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone and to protect its sea lines of trade and communication, US earlier said.

  Comments - 4

  • ceylon Thursday, 07 December 2017 06:50 PM

    good gift.same time be closer to india.without indian protection lanka will be in trouble.indian economy and military can swallow lanka in ten years time. via DM Android App

    ccn Friday, 08 December 2017 07:26 PM

    Why 10 years. In 10 DAYS ;-)))

    Parthfinder Thursday, 07 December 2017 07:01 PM

    But President Putin gifted a stolen swards. How US plan to balance a similar goodwill gesture?

    lafiri Friday, 08 December 2017 06:12 PM

    Thank You Government of USA.

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