09th March 2023 20:17:00 Hours
Rear Admiral Pujitha Vithana USP ndu, Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Thursday (9) afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage at the Army Headquarters.
During cordial interactions, the visiting Senior Navy Officer briefed the Commander of the Army on how the Sri Lanka Coast Guard performs its duties to ensure the security, safety and serenity of the maritime environment whilst enforcing the law at sea as an agency, committed towards the sustainable management and development of maritime resources.
The Commander of the Army during exchange of views underlined the importance of collaborative effort to share information, training of joint operations to prevent illicit activities in coastal areas.
The brief formal discussion between the Commander of the Army and the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard culminated with exchange of mementos, giving symbolic memory to the meeting.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard functions under the Ministry of Defence. It is a law enforcement agency at sea and SLCG has been empowered with legal authority to search and arrest ships, craft and personnel engaged in illegal activities in maritime zones of Sri Lanka.