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    Galle Dialogue 2016 commenced under patronage of President

    01-22-1024x622The International Maritime Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2016”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, today (28).

    Representatives from 40 countries as well as 12 international organizations and experts on maritime security arel taking part in this Conference under the theme “Fostering Strategic Maritime Partnerships”.

    The International Maritime Conference will be held today and tomorrow.

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a common platform for stakeholders of national and international repute to discuss and deliberate maritime related issues. Moreover, it will specifically enhance the cooperation of maritime security and sharing of knowledge and information among them.

    Sri Lanka Navy organizes this annual event with the aim of strengthening the regional maritime cooperation and formulating a global strategy to face common challenges in the maritime domain.

    Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Ravi Karunanayake, Arjuna Ranatunga, State Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka, Navy commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunawardena, foreign chiefs of the naval staffs from various countries and many others participated at this event.

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