Aug 08, Colombo: A top level regional conference on counter terrorism and international crime prevention in South and South Asian countries begins in Colombo today.
The conference organized by the International Police (Interpol) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Police will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake with Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.
Sri Lanka Police will host the three day conference which will be held from Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 10 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.
The conference aims to initiate a common strategy to curb transnational crime and terrorist activities in the South and South East Asia and develop the regional cooperation in countering terrorism and crimes as well as share experiences of each other to gain more knowledge.
Senior officers from the respective Police forces of seven countries in the South and Southeast Asian region including India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia and Philippines will take part in the conference.
The program sponsored by the Canadian Government was one of the many such international events being held by the Interpol annually and biannually.