Sri Lanka’s piracy push
Hopes for anti-piracy hub.
Sri Lanka to make a request to establish the maritime operations secretariat for suppression of sea piracy off Somalia coast in the country
The Sri Lankan government plans to make a formal request to the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) establish the proposed maritime operations secretariat for suppression of sea piracy off Somalia coast in the country.
Since 2005 there have been numerous incidents of hijacking of commercial ships by pirates in the Indian Ocean region of Somalia, and the highest number of pirate attacks were reported in 2010. The attacks on commercial ships made a strong impact on free-trade and the global economy.
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