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Indo-Lanka to cooperate against terrorist entities

India and Sri Lanka have agreed to work jointly against the terrorist entities including Global Terrorist Groups and fugitives, wherever they are present and active.

The first delegation level virtual Police Chiefs’ Dialogue between the Police Chiefs of India and Sri Lanka was held on Thursday (April 8, 2021) in a cordial and constructive environment, which is a hallmark of close and friendly relation between the two countries. The Indian delegation was led by the Director, Intelligence Bureau. Inspector General of Police, Sri Lanka led his country’s delegation.

While appreciating each other’s ongoing action against the drug traffickers and other organised criminals exploiting the narrow sea route between the two countries, the two sides emphasized the need for sharing of real time intelligence and feedback. Both sides also agreed to work jointly against the terrorist entities including the Global Terrorist Groups and fugitives, wherever they are present and active.

It was decided to strengthen the existing cooperation mechanisms, as well as designate ‘nodal points’ for timely and effective handling of existing as well as emerging security challenges.

The institution of Police Chief’s Dialogue, assisted by the members of other security agencies on both sides, will further enhance the existing cooperation between the police forces of both countries and assist their efforts to ensure security of their people, the Indian High Commission in Colombo in communique said.