Sri Lanka Navy Chief Attends 19th Western Pacific Naval Symposium in China


Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, recently joined delegates from 29 nations at the 19th Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao, China.
The symposium, themed "Oceans with a Shared Future," emphasized international maritime cooperation. Zhang Youxia, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission, highlighted China's commitment to global maritime security and cooperation.
Rathnayake engaged in bilateral discussions with Admiral Yuan Huazhi of the People's Liberation Army Navy, underscoring mutual interests.
Sri Lanka's participation underscores its dedication to enhancing regional maritime security and combating illicit activities at sea.