Ambassador paid a courtesy called on Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, President of Defence Industries, Turkey yesterday (15.06.2020) at his office in Ankara and discussed mechanism to establish co-operation on Defence industry between Turkey and Sri Lanka. The duo also discussed future joint collaboration in Defence manufacturing industry sector and coordinate high level visits between the two countries.

The Under Secretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) was founded in 1985 as the Defence Industry Development and Support Administration Office (SaGeB) under the Ministry of National Defense. SSM was later affiliated to the Presidency of Republic in December 2017 and renamed as Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) in July 2018. Among the tasks assigned the SSB carry out decisions adapted by the Defense Industry Executive Committee, grant loans from the Defense Industry Support Fund or obtain loans from domestic and overseas sources and establish and participate in domestic and foreign companies where necessary and coordinate exports and off-set trade issues related to defense industry products.