Colombo, Jan. 29 (ANI): Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has pledged support to the newly appointed Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), Commodore Zahid Ilyas of the Pakistan Navy, for counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of African region.
Sri Lankan Navy Commander expressed his appreciation for the Pakistan Navy’s assumption of command of the coalition force that disrupts piracy and armed robbery at sea to protect the global maritime commerce, reports Lanka Page.com.
The new Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 received Sri Lanka’s Navy’s support when he called oo his counterpart on 28th January 2016.
Ilyas was accompanied by the Defense Advisor of the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka, Colonel Muhammad Rajil Irshad Khan to enhance cooperation through direct interaction with senior naval leaders of regional contries.(ANI)