Galle Dialogue begins today
The maritime conference 'Galle Dialogue' will be held today and
tomorrow in Galle. The Navy is organizing the event on behalf of the
Defence Ministry. The theme of the conference is Charting the Course for
Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya
Rajapaksa will deliver the inaugural address at the inaugural session
today at the Light House Hotel, Galle.
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe will deliver the
Senior Research Fellow for South Asia, National Defence University,
USA and former Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defence for Asia Pacific
Security Affairs 2007-2009 Professor James Clad will deliver the Keynote
address. Launching of the Galle Dialogue web site www.galledialogue.com.
will also take place.
Twenty-two delegates specialized in naval and maritime affairs from
Australia, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Republic of
Korea, Singapore, South Africa and USA will attend the conference.