Sri Lanka Navy Commander Travels to India

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, is currently on an official visit to India from 26 to 30 October 2014.

The visiting Chief was accorded a Guard of Honour on his arrival at the South Block. He thereafter called on the CNS, Admiral RK Dhowan and is scheduled to meet officials in the Ministry of Defence and the National Security Adviser. The visiting CNS will also travel to the Headquarters Eastern and Southern Naval Commands and visit various training and operational facilities at Vishakhapatnam and Kochi.

Indian and Sri Lankan navies have been cooperating regularly to ensure maritime security and good order at sea. The cooperation between the two navies covers a wide spectrum of activities including training, operations, hydrography, material and logistics and also information sharing for maritime domain awareness.

The Sri Lankan Naval Chief’s visit is an opportunity to review and further strengthen navy to navy cooperation between the two Navies and explore further areas for cooperation.

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Press release, Image: Indian Navy