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Twenty Eight (28th) IMBL Meeting held on-board SLNS Sayura

The 28th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) annual meeting between the representatives of the Navies of Sri Lanka and India was held onboard SLNS Sayura at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai today (19).

 The Sri Lankan delegation comprised of Deputy Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard  Commodore Sujeewa Perera, Director Naval Operations Commodore Kalana Jinadasa and another 8 naval officers, was headed by the Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva.The Indian delegation was headed by Flag Officer Tamil Nadu Area (FOTNA) Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar along with 7 more Indian naval officers. Both delegations consisted of officers specialized in diversified fields.

 The annual Indo-Sri Lanka IMBL meeting provides an opportunity to exchange views and ideas with regard to operational effectiveness through common understanding of the Navies and Coast Guards of the neighbours. As far as the 28th meeting is concerned, maintaining effective maritime security in the region by integration of forces through co-operation, coordination and collaboration was the primary focus. Mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion.