Secretary graces symposium on Sri Lanka Integrated Border
[July 27 2018]
on the Sri Lanka Integrated Border
Management Strategy was held at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo on
Thursday (26). The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Kapila
Waidyaratne PC was the Chief Guest at the event held last evening.
The Secretary was received by the Commissioner General
of the Department of Emigration and Immigration, Mr. MN Ranasinghe upon
his arrival at the venue.
The keynote address was made by the Secretary who is
also the Chairman of the National Border Management Committee (NBMC).
Commander of the Navy, members of the NBMC, senior
state officials and senior tri forces officers were also present at the
The National Border Management Committee was
established in November 2016 by the Cabinet of Ministers as per a
memorandum submitted by the President in his capacity as the Minister of
Defence. The membership was expanded by the cabinet to include new
members in 2018.