The EU’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, chaired on 15 July an informal counterterrorism dialogue with Sri Lanka, represented by the acting secretary of foreign affairs, Ahmed A. Jawad, where they discussed the importance of efficient coordination of counterterrorism efforts, and prevention of violent extremism.
The EU presented a support package for Sri Lanka worth €8.5 million, under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, to be implemented with the UNODC and UNDP, that will focus on law enforcement, rehabilitation and disengagement, counter-narratives, and online radicalization.