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First-ever US, Sri Lankan Navy CARAT exercise

US Navy Commander Michael Tollison and Rear Admiral N.A.N.Sarathsena of the Sri Lankan Navy pose for a photograph with other top US and Sri Lankan Navy officials at the inaugural ceremony of the first-ever joint CARAT exercise (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) that started in Trincomalee on October 2. The week-long exercise enhances cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka and incorporates training on topics such as waterborne improvised explosive devices, diving and salvage operations, and military medicine.