Sri Lanka Navy held a high-level trilateral meeting in Colombo recently on maritime security with the participation of India and Maldives.
An eight-member Sri Lankan Navy delegation led by Director General Operation, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera hosted the meeting recently.
The meeting focused on a wide range of issues which included sharing of information on shipping and tsunami warning and setting up extending anti-piracy structures and coordination of joint Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance.
Delegates also explored the possibility of oil spill response, maritime domain awareness training and joint naval/coast guard exercises.
Attention was also drawn to SAR operations and trilateral mechanisms to prevent illegal poaching.