Sri Lanka to service Dutch ships in the Indian Ocean

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will provide services for Dutch Navy vessels operating off the coast of Somalia to protect shipping from pirates.

The cabinet of ministers had approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisensa as defence minister to sign a memorandum with The Netherlands.

Somali pirates who have been dormant for several years seized a ship with Sri Lankan sailors in March 2017.

Sri Lanka also provides sea marshals to protect ships off the coast of East Africa.

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