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Sri Lanka, India discuss defense, security cooperation

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By: Swati Rana

SRI LANKA and India discussed ways to enhance defense and security cooperation between two countries on Friday (11).

Sri Lanka’s defense secretary, general Kamal Gunaratne expressed his views on matters of defense cooperation and recalled the long-existing bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, according to a report in Colombo Gazette.

The meeting focused on areas of bilateral cooperation, including the matters of mutual relevance.

Gunaratne also expressed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for India’s rapid response and support to douse the flames on Singapore-flagged cargo ship- MV X-Press Pearl– that caught fire on May 20 and sank near the outer area of Colombo port.

During the meeting, attention was also drawn towards the long-existing military training exchange between the two countries.

The meeting was held while adhering to the stipulated health guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The commanders of the Sri Lankan navy and air force and the chief of national intelligence also attended the talks.

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