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* Sri Lanka Navy conducts training program for foreign security officials in drug search and seizure
Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) for the third time this year is conducting the specialized ship search and seizure training for the foreign security personnel in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC).

A Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) Course conducted for the stakeholders attached to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme commenced Monday (07th October 2019) at the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Training School in Trincomalee, the Navy said.

The program is conducted under the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

The course has been organized for the third time this year, in collaboration with the UNODC, and it is scheduled to be held for two weeks at the SBS Headquarters.

Twenty three foreign students including 10 Coast Guard personnel from the Philippines, 09 Coast Guard personnel from Thailand, 02 Coast Guard personnel and 02 Boarder Guard personnel from Vietnam attend the course.

The special training program will enable the participants to learn from the experienced Sri Lanka Navy personnel to hone their knowledge mainly on drug identification, drug transferring methods and planning, preparation and boarding procedures.


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