- Published on 26 January 2017
- Written by slbc news
Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva said that the government’s intention to promote an Indian Ocean order with rules based navigation freedom and overfly across the Indian ocean, will influence Sri Lanka to provide maritime security services and coordination in the region. The Minister noted Sri Lanka’s future depends on how well the country leverages its geo- strategic location as an Indian ocean hub. He said Sri Lanka has completely ignored its major competitive advantage, which is exports, over the last decade and as a result, the growth in total exports has slowed down compared to other nations like Bangladesh and Vietnam.