IMBL meeting concludes on successful note

The 32nd International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the navies of India and Sri Lanka was held onboard SLNS Sayura at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line north of Kankesanthurai on November 4.

The IMBL meeting is held to strengthen relationships and exchange views on actions to be taken by the navies and Coast Guard personnel of two neighbouring countries to overcome common maritime challenges in the Indian Ocean Region.

The Sri Lankan delegation at the IMBL meeting was led by Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Aruna Tennakoon, and the Indian delegation was headed by Flag Officer Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area, Rear Admiral S. Venkat Raman.

At this year’s meeting delegates from both sides discussed matters pertinent to the security of maritime borders of both countries and exchanged views on the progress of previous meetings.

Deputy Area Commander North Central Naval Area, Commodore Nalindra Jayasinghe, Deputy Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Commodore Nilantha Hewawitharana, Director Naval Operations, Commodore Buddhika Liyanagamage, and Director Naval Intelligence, a group of senior officers from the Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Defence Adviser to the High Commission of India in Colombo, Captain Vikas Sood were also present at the meeting.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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