Indian, Lankan navies hold talks

Navies from both India and Sri Lanka met along the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai and discussed several issues including the fishermen issue.

The Sri Lanka navy said that the 21st International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between Sri Lanka and India took place onboard the Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara.

The Sri Lankan delegation consisted of Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard officials and was headed by Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.

The Indian delegation consisted of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard officials. The IMBL Meeting is held to strengthen the naval relationship between the two neighboring countries.

During this session, matters of mutual interests related to naval operations and fishing activities were discussed, the Sri Lanka navy said.