Australian delegates meet up with Secretary of Defence
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Public Security,
Law and Order Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa met with Australians National
Security Advisor and a team of High Level Officials at the Ministry
premises this evening (May 14). This meeting was specially held in order to
discuss about the problem of people smuggling. H.E Ms. Kathy Klugman
Australian High Commissioner organized the meeting on behalf of the
Present at the meeting between the Australian National
Security Advisor Mr Duncan Lewis and the Secretary of the Ministry of
Defence were Mr. Steven James Robinson, Senior Advisor Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Michael Potts First Assistant Secretary,
International Organizations and Legal Division, Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade and Australian Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues.
Also present were Rear Admiral Allan Du Toit, Amran Commander Border
Protection, Mr. Andrew Colvin, Deputy Commissioner National Security
Australian Federal Police, Mr. Robert Hoitink, Assistant Secretary
Border Intelligence Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Ms.
Marissa Wight, Executive Officer to the National Security Advisor
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.