The Sri Lankan Navy and Indian Navy held discussions today on fishing activities and naval operations in the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar seas to enhance maritime security during the 20th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting.
Delegates mainly focused on fishing activities and naval operations concerning the two Navies were held on-board the Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Vajira’, Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.
A wide range of issues of bilateral importance were also discussed with a view to strengthen the friendly ties between the Navies of the two neighbouring countries.
The IMBL meeting was held today at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai (KKS).
The Sri Lankan delegation consisted of Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard officials and was headed by the Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. The Indian delegation consisted of the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard officials and was headed by Naval Officer in Command at Tamil Nadu, Commodore A.K. Mahadevan.
The IMBL Meeting is held once a year to further strengthen the strong naval relationship between the two neighbouring countries. (Supun Dias)