Daily Archives: September 24, 2013

External Affairs Minister Peiris meets counterparts from Australia and Indonesia

At a meeting on Monday with External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expressed her country’s “deep appreciation” for Sri Lanka’s excellent cooperation in preventing, detecting and intercepting human smuggling operations to Australia. Minister Peiris stated that there is increased naval surveillance to prevent illegal means of transporting people by sea to Australia and therefore there is also heightened awareness on the issue in Sri Lanka.  The Minister reiterated Sri Lanka’s continued cooperation in addressing this issue comprehensively.

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