The United States Government recently concluded a five-day workshop in for members of the Sri Lankan Ports Authority and Customs, Police, Navy, and Coast Guard to provide training on eliminating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Led by U.S. military experts from the International Counter proliferation Program, the workshop covered themes such as border security, technology, and threat assessment, the US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement today.
The program builds upon a strengthening US -Sri Lankan partnership that includes enhanced cooperation in security in the Indian Ocean Region.
Through the ICP Program, Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense has provided training and detection equipment to over 10,000 international participants.
The agency currently provide education on countering weapons of mass destruction in more than 30 nations around the world, engaging police, border officials, investigators and national security executives who determine WMD response on and within their borders.