To enhance bilateral maritime relations, Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, has embarked on a five-day visit to Sri Lanka.
According to an official statement: "The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Sri Lanka."
According to PTI report, during Sunil Lanba's visit, he will hold bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
and senior dignitaries including the Chief of Defence Staff and the three Service Chiefs.
The Admiral will also attend the 'Galle Dialogue' which is being held at Colombo. The Galle Dialogue is an annual conference hosted by Sri Lanka on the issues of Maritime Security and Cooperation between international navies.
Representatives from 39 countries and 13 international organisations are likely to participate in the event.
He would be delivering key-note address on 'India's perspective on the benefits of Strategic Maritime Partnerships', during the event.