The Indian Government has expressed willingness to support Sri Lanka in coast guard activities.
This assurance was given by Deputy Director General of the Indian Coast Guard Force V.S.R. Moorthy to Director General of Sri Lanka’s Coast Guard Department Rear Admiral Daya Dharmapriya. The meeting took place at the Coast Guard Head Office this morning. The Head of the Indian Coast Guard is visiting Sri Lanka with a group of officials of the relevant field. Expressing views on the discussion, Rear Admiral Daya Dharmapriya said their talks focused on improving mutual relations between the Indian and Sri Lanka Coast Guards and support they could give to Sri Lanka including training. Their talks also dealt on smuggling of drugs, illegal fishing, illegal migrants.