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* Sri Lanka, Australia discuss collaborative measures to address human smuggling
Wed, Feb 14, 2018, 11:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Collaboration on curbing transnational crimes including human smuggling across the seas was the main focal point during a discussion held today between Sri Lanka Navy and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The discussion was held when Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking for Australia Dr Geoffrey Shaw met Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on Wednesday (14 February).

During the discussion, they exchanged views on issues pertinent to people smuggling, drug trafficking, illegal fishing practices and discussed collaborative measures to address these transnational crimes.

Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Director General Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga, Director Naval Intelligence, Captain Sanjeewa Premarathna, Defence Attaché of the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Sean Unwin and several officials from Australia joined the discussion.

 

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