India, Sri Lanka defense officials meet
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 17:36 GMT]
A delegation from the Government of India met with Sri Lank's Ministry of Defense officials and discussed matters related to bilateral defense cooperation, said a press release issued by Sri Lanka Defense Ministry in Colombo Tuesday.
Full text of the Press Release follows:
A five-member delegation from the Government of India led by Mr. Ranjith Issar, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, held discussions with a team headed by Mr.Cyril Herath, Secretary of defence and comprising the service chiefs, senior officials of the ministry of foreign Affairs and Mr. Nigel Hatch, President's counsel in regard to the proposed agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Srilanka concerning cooperation in the field of defence.
The meeting was held at the Ministry of defence on the 19th October 2004. Bilataral defence cooperation in the field of Military Training, Exchange of military Intelligence and information, Maritime surveillance to prevent illegal activities affecting both countries, official visits and bilateral meeting at different levels participation in training programmes, joint military exercises, etc. were discussed among other matters.