Sri Lanka and the Philippines have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation through training, education and sharing experience in the area of defense and maritime security.
This follows talks State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Vasantha Senanayake, had with Undersecretary (Deputy Minister) of National Defense of Philippines, Cardozo M. Luna.
Associated with the Ministers at the talks were Raymond Jose Quilop, Assistant Secretary for Assessments and International Affairs, Department of National Defense of Philippines, Brig. Gen. Roseller Murillo of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, O.L. Ameerajwad, Director General of East Asia and Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and other senior officials of the two countries. (Colombo Gazette)