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Coast Guard to protect human and drug trafficking

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said human smuggling and drug peddling activities could effectively be curbed with the establishment of a Coast Guard Force.

Some people attempted to enter Western countries via Malaysia and Indonesia. The country faced a series of disasters due to its failure to protect its coastal belt, he said.

Speaking at the launching of Coast Guard Force at the Galle Harbour, the President said that protecting of coastal belt around the country will ensure its sovereignty and independence.

He said a large number of people were trying to leave the country for Australia and Italy by illegal means. The President said this situation was brought under control with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy.

He added that human smuggling has made an adverse impact on the relations with other countries and hoped that this situation can effectively be dealt with the establishment of a Coast Guard Force.

"We have requested the UN to grant us the right to expand Sri Lanka's maritime boundaries by 20-fold with much hope", he said.

He added that those who think of the national security should necessarily focus on the coastal belt security as well .

The terrorists had control over 2\3 of the coastal belt around the country and the Government was able to liberate these areas from the clutches of terrorists with the assistance of the Armed Forces, he said.

President Rajapaksa reminisced that the establishment of a Coast Guard Force was a long felt need.

He added that he could establish Coast Guard Service when he was the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister and over 100 youth were trained under this program.

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