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DIRECTOR GENERAL INDIAN COAST GUARD ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO SRI LANKA

                   Director General Rajendra Singh, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard arrive Sri Lanka on 8th May 2018 on an official visit. During his visit he participated to 3rd High Level Meeting between Sri Lanka Coast Guard and the Indian Coast Guard which was held on 9th May 2018 at Light House Galley in Colombo. Director General Rajendra Singh, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard and Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard headed two delegations at the meeting. Meeting was conducted in a friendly environment and many issues related to fishermen, security, capacity building, cooperation, sharing of information, and participation in bi/multi lateral exercises, were discussed at the meeting.

                Further, Indian delegation paid courtesy calls to His Excellency the High Commissioner of India, Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Navy and the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

          Signing of MoU between two Coast Guards on ‘The Establishment of Collaborative Relationship to Combat Transnational Illegal Activities at Sea and Develop Regional Cooperation between SLCG & ICG’ was another important eventthat took place during the visit of Director General of Indian Coast Guard.

                Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Coast Guard are maintaining close cooperation and good relationship between them and this visit will heighten the bond between two Coast Guards.