r Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka

State Minister emphasizes on Defence Collaboration,
a leading key to Economic Revival

April 11, 2024

"The collaboration and joint R&D with Indian defence industries would lead to the country’s economic revival. The procurement of cost-effective and tailor-made products from India in the last decade has helped protect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon made these remarks at a Seminar on Defence Cooperation held at Taj Samudra, Colombo, on Wednesday (Apr 10) while gracing as the Chief Guest.

The High Commission of India in Colombo organized the seminar under the theme “Identifying New Opportunities and Forging New Bonds” to promote Indian-made defence equipment and explore avenues for collaboration in defence production.

The High Commissioner of India, H.E. Santosh Jha, participated in the event with the Indian delegation led by Additional Secretary (Defence Production) in the Indian Ministry of Defence, Shri Anurag Bajpai.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Navy, Commander of the Air Force, senior Tri-Forces officers, Police, and Special Task Force joined the Minister at the seminar.