Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, National Security Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister says that the continuous support of Japan will be provided to Sri Lanka regarding the coastal and marine security.

He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence in Colombo, today (15).

During this meeting, it was agreed to sign a new cooperation agreement between Sri Lanka and Japan regarding the coastal and marine activities.

The President instructed the relevant authorities to arrange the necessary things in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference to be held in Sri Lanka this year and discussions were also focused in this regard.

Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor also agreed to gift a modern ship to Sri Lanka to provide coastal security training to sailors at the request of the President.

President Sirisena expressed his gratitude for the continuing support extended to Sri Lanka by Japan, especially the support for the de-mining process in the war zones and requested to continue the assistance for implementation of these measures in several other areas.

Secretary to the President, Udaya Seneviratne and Japanese Ambassador were aldo presnt on this occasion.


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