Sri Lanka and India have held the 29th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting in the mid seas on Thursday (03) to discuss maritime issues common to both countries.
The 29th IMBL meeting between the navies of the two countries was held onboard Indian Naval Ship ‘Sumithra’ at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai yesterday (03 May 2018).
During the meeting, matters related to maritime security in the region were discussed at length. Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Muditha Gamage headed the Sri Lankan delegation consisting of 11 officials from both Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard.
The Indian delegation comprising 9 officials headed by Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu Naval Area, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar. Defense Attaché to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Ashok Rao also attended this event.
The IMBL meeting, held biannually to strengthen relationship and operational readiness between the navies and Coast Guard personnel of two neighboring countries, comes amid accusations by Tamil Nadu fishermen of attacks against them by the Sri Lanka Navy.
Courtesy of colombopage.com