A number of foreign naval delegates attending the “Galle Dialogue 2014” called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle where the international maritime conference is being held. They held cordial discussions on a range of issues of bilateral importance and expressed their appreciation of the initiative taken by the Sri Lanka Navy in promoting maritime cooperation. The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy thanked them for their gracious presence at the Galle Dialogue and valuable contributions made to the success of the mega event.
Among the foreign naval delegates, who met the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy were Chief of Policy and Plans of the Nigerian Navy Rear Admiral OA Ikioda, The Deputy Commander of the Netherlands Navy Rear Admiral Ben Bekkering, The Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Navy Rear Admiral Nguyen Viet Nhien, The Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, The Commander of the Panmawady Naval Command of the Myanmar Navy Commodore Aung Zaw Hlaing, The Chief of Staff of the Iran Navy Rear Admiral Peyman Jafari Tehrani, The Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Pichan Dhiranetra, Rear Admiral Lafi Alharbi of Royal Saudi Naval Force, Commodore Abdullah bin Ali Al Yahyai of the Oman Navy, Deputy Chief of Staff of Chineese PLA Navy Rear Admiral Zhang Jianchang, LT.Col Leslie Benioton of the Seychells Navy, Head of National Security and & Strategic Studies Office of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force Captain Shigetoshi Hirayama, Brigadier tech/ Navy Mohamed Aref . M Zaman of the Qatar Navy, The Commander of the Maldives National Defense Force Coast Grad Colonel Mohamed Ibrahim, Rear Admiral RB Pandit of the Indian Navy, Defence Attaché of Switzerland Colonel General Christof Gertsch and Defence Adviser of Canada Colonel Mark G. Dussault.