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Last modified on: 11/20/2013 4:01:27 PM "Galle Dialogue 2013" begins in the port city of Galle"

"Galle Dialogue 2013" begins in the port city of Galle"

"Emerging Maritime Trends in the Indian Ocean"

The 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 gathering.

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 www.galledialogue.com.

Courtesy : Navy Media

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