"Galle Dialogue 2013" begins in the port city of Galle"
Trends in the Indian Ocean"
International Maritime Security Conference, "Galle Dialogue 2013",
organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of
Defence, gets underway in the port city of Galle on 25thNovember
2013 for the fourth consecutive year. Local and foreign scholars and
experts in maritime and naval affairs representing 35 countries are
expected to share their views at this two-day dialogue held under
the theme, "Emerging Maritime Trends in the Indian Ocean", at
the Lighthouse Hotel on 25th and 26thNovember.
Secretary of Defence, Mr. GotabhayaRajapaksa will
deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session where the
welcome remarks will be made by Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy,
Vice Admiral JayanathColombage. During the first session, Secretary
to the President,Mr. LalithWeeratunga will also address the august
The "Galle Dialogue" initiative, inaugurated in
2010, created a forum to discuss and exchange views on regional
maritime security concerns. The Galle Dialogue 2013 focuses on
examining the emerging trends in the Indian Ocean. Viewers can
obtain updates of the event by logging onto the conference web site
Courtesy : Navy Media