Visit of Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera
Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, was on an official visit to India from October 26 to 30. The visiting Chief was accorded a Guard of Honour on his arrival at the South Block. He thereafter called on the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan and also met the officers in the Ministry of Defence and the National Security Adviser.
He also travelled to the Headquarters Eastern and Southern Naval Commands and visit various training and operational facilities at Visakhapatnam and Kochi.
Indian and Sri Lankan navies have been cooperating regularly to ensure maritime security and good order at sea. The cooperation between the two navies covers a wide spectrum of activities including training, operations, hydrography, material and logistics and also information sharing for maritime domain awareness.
The Sri Lankan naval chief’s visit gave an opportunity to review and further strengthen navy-to-navy cooperation.