At a special event held on Friday in Colombo, the Indian High Commission felicitated officials of the Prime Minister’s Security Division (PMSD) who underwent training by Close Protection Force of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in India from February 17 to 29.

Twenty-one PMSD officials were given extensive and exhaustive training in combat fitness and close protection/proximate security during the two-week-long course.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was the chief guest at the event. Addressing the gathering, Acting High Commissioner Vinod K. Jacob highlighted the importance attached to cooperation in the security sphere between India and Sri Lanka, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’.

Acting High Commissioner Jacob also underlined various capacity building programmes offered by India for Sri Lankan police and legal officers in diverse topics like de-radicalisation, crime investigation, forensics, financial crimes, cyber crime investigations, traffic management and industrial security.

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