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* Sri Lankan PM suggests measures to ensure freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean
Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 11:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Geelong: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says considerable attention must be paid towards combating maritime terrorism within the Indian Ocean to ensure freedom of navigation and Sri Lanka is ready to take a lead in the effort.

Delivering the 2017 Deakin Law School Oration organized by the Law Faculty of Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe described the political, military and legal complexities involved in ensuring free navigation within the Indian Ocean.

Highlighting the key role that Sri Lanka has played in bringing this issue to the highest levels of international diplomacy, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, emphasized that stringent steps must be taken to prevent maritime terrorism.

Explaining that the maritime terrorism in Indian Ocean has advanced beyond the LTTE's sea terrorism to pirating of commercial ships, the Prime Minister said that Sri Lanka is prepared to take the lead for the purpose of organizing a convention with key parties, in order to take the necessary measures to promote peace and ensure freedom of naval travel in the Indian Ocean.

He said the best way to solve the problems cropping up in the Indian Ocean is to create an ethics system for the sailing naval ships within the region and a summit should be organized with the participation of all Indian Ocean rim countries in order to establish a code of conduct for the ships navigating in the Indian Ocean.

The Prime Ministerís lecture was attended by academics, legal experts and students, Prime Minister's Office said.

 


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