Sri Lanka, India, Maldives to begin Sea Exercise

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 12:25

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Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives will begin a four-day Coast Guard exercise in the Maldives today to strengthen corporation and enhance the interoperability of forces.

The Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara left for the Maldives from Colombo in order to take part in the tri-lateral exercise dubbed "DOSTI - XIII".

The 13th edition of the exercise will focus on Maritime Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Marine Pollution Response and anti-piracy operations.