At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Hon. Dato Seri Mohomed Najib Bin Abdul Razak, a Defence Delegation from Sri Lanka comprising the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, along with Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka and senior officers from the tri-forces participated at the 15th Defence Service Asia Exhibition and Conference held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 21 April 2016.
Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah and Commander Chathura Gamage represented the Sri Lanka Navy. They held discussions on matters of bilateral importance and maritime security related issues pertinent to both countries. During this official visit, Rear Admiral Sinniah called on the Deputy Chief of Navy Malaysia, Vice Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman. They also exchanged mementos to mark this occasion.