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* Japan assures Sri Lanka full support to ensure maritime security
Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 09:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: The visiting Chief of Japanese Defense Staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawana has assured Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena that the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force would fully support measures taken to ensure Sri Lanka's maritime security, the President's Media Unit said.

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawana, Chief of Japanese Defense Staff called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Residence, on Friday (09).

During the meeting, the Japanese defense official agreed to a request made by the President to increase training opportunities for Sri Lanka Navy personnel in Japan.

The talks also focused on the need for prevention of drug smuggling across seas. They also agreed to exchange technical knowledge in disaster management.

Chief of Sri Lankan Defense Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne was present on this occasion.


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