Colombo, Sri Lanka (BBN)-Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with Bangladesh for expansion of port and naval activities. 

This agreement has been signed recently when the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Dr Priyath Bandu Wickrama and a naval delegation met with the Minister of Naval Affairs of Bangladesh Sahajan Khan, reports

This is the first time that high ranking naval officials of both countries met.

In addition to the Bangladesh Prime Minister the Secretary to the Ministry of Naval Affairs Sayed Monjurulla and the Chairman of the Chittagong Harbour has also participated in this discussion.

At present Bangladesh exports its products to the United States, Canada, Australia and some other countries.

All exports are being made through small vessels.

The Bangladeshi representatives have told the Sri Lankan delegation that they expect Sri Lanka's cooperation for streamlining these activities.

BBN/SS/AS-20May14-8:40pm (BST)