Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC calls on Commander of the Navy
A delegation led by the Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Ms Siri Bjune called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (24th February 2023).
During this official interaction, Commander of the Navy and the Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC exchanged several views regarding the training programmes to be conducted in the year 2023 with the contribution of the Sri Lanka Navy, as part of the Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC. The occasion was also attended by the Naval Assistant to Commander of the Navy, Commodore Kosala Warnakulasooriya.
UNODC’s mission is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism. The programme is committed to support Member States, through its mandate, to develop cooperation both at a regional and international level and build law enforcement capacity among member states to counter serious organized crime within the maritime domain.
Since 2016, the Sri Lanka Navy has successfully conducted 29 Visit Board Search & Seize (VBSS) training courses for foreign maritime law enforcement agencies at the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Headquarters in Trincomalee, as part of the Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC.