Naval Chiefs of the world meet in Colombo for Naval and Maritime Symposium
Representatives from 21 countries including 06 Naval Chiefs from around the world are participating in the Naval and Maritime Symposium on Sustainable Support for Security and Safety at Sea, today (08 December 2010). The International Symposium is a part of the series of events held in view of the Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Hon. Minister of External Affairs Professor GL Peiris graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff and Air Force Commander, Commander of the Army and Inspector General of Police were also present.
The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Thisara samarasinghe welcomed the distinguished guests at the Naval Headquarters, the venue of the symposium. Hon. Minister Professor G L Peiris delivered the Inaugural address.