NZ HC calls on Minister Alles

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New Zealand High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Michael Appleton called on Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alles, at the Public Security Ministry yesterday (2).

During the meeting, the Minister and Appleton discussed present issues in the country, such as the ongoing economic meltdown, the youth demonstrations and protests and the solutions that could be provided.

Furthermore, Alles and Appleton also exchanged views with regard to strengthening of bilateral relations between Colombo and Wellington, the importance of combating illegal migration of Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand via its sea routes, as well as economic, political and social matters of importance to both nations.

During the meeting, the NZ High Commissioner assured Alles of fullest cooperation and assistance to carry out the functions of the Public Security Ministry, in addition to providing support towards the welfare activities of the officers of the Police Department.