Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on President Maithripala Sirisena and held talks. He congratulated the President for the great reconciliation programme undertaken by the Sri Lankan government. The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today, November 2.
Premier Turnbull stated that Australia will assist the National Defence College (NDC) to be set up shortly in Sri Lanka. His government would depute a senior military officer for two years to provide administrative and curriculum expertise and to deliver select course modules to the NDC. Australia would gift 3 Stabicraft vessels for coastguard operations.