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Australia – Sri Lanka held talks on fighting transnational crimes

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Commander Joint Agency Task Force (CJATF) of Australia Air Vice Marshal Stephen Osborne met Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi on Monday (15). He was accompanied by the Deputy Commander Maritime Border Command Ms. Jo Crooks.

During the meeting, bilateral discussions were held on a number of issues including cooperation between both countries in fighting transnational crime including human smuggling etc.

Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Chief of National Intelligence Deputy Inspector General (Retd) Sisira Mendis, Director General Operation of Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga and Military Liaison Officer of the MOD, Brigadier DAR Ranawaka were also present during the discussion.

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