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Global Maritime Summit will help solve maritime issues in SL: Minister

24 September 2023 01:05 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Holding the 2023 Global Maritime Summit in India is the best opportunity to resolve the issues affecting Sri Lanka in the global maritime sector, Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said. He stated this during a conference organized by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka to inform the Sri Lankan business community and stakeholders engaged in the naval and maritime sector about the "2023 Global Maritime Summit" at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo on Saturday (23).

The 2023 Global Maritime Summit will be held in Mumbai, India, from October 17 to 19.

The Sri Lankan Government also thanked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government as the Minister-in-Charge for this opportunity.

"As a country located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is showing successful progress in the field of merchant shipping and hence special security measures should be implemented for the ships that use the Indian Ocean region, for which Sri Lanka will take steps to submit a series of proposals to the conference," the Minister added.

  Comments - 8

  • Spartacus Sunday, 24 September 2023 02:36 PM

    This is a fellow whose material for mouth and arse-hole got switched at birth. This he knows to make blind statements like this.

    Kps Sunday, 24 September 2023 05:16 PM

    Did you talk about the commission too? Got to be tremendous.

    Sambo Sunday, 24 September 2023 08:04 PM

    Will benefit India and not Sri Lanka because the Indian fisherman are already encroaching our waters and no one says nothing.

    Joshua Sunday, 24 September 2023 08:05 PM

    If you sleep through we will benefit

    Jonah Sunday, 24 September 2023 08:24 PM

    Siripala must be planning to attend !

    Punchi Monday, 25 September 2023 05:24 AM

    Interesting article In foreignpolicy.com on Chinas use of shipping for surveillance and control purposes. It is written “ China has introduced massive and little-understood information-gathering infrastructure at critical ports worldwide. Second, Chinese laws require that all Chinese companies operating overseas—both private and state-owned—must gather and report intelligence on foreign entities to the Chinese government” Off course I rote leaning system has produced leaders who know better on Chinese intentions than the Chinese do themselves

    Fred Monday, 25 September 2023 09:25 AM

    People gather at these summits to solve their issues not yours.Unless we are prepared and ready meaning we know what we want and willing to fight for it we are gone.And Indians are hard bargainers. But maybe SL does not mind that, willing to give it all away for personal benefit

    N V Jen Monday, 25 September 2023 03:09 PM

    I thought Siripala is an expert on Airport Terminal constructions only. Now he is expanding his commission horizons to Maritime area as well.

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