U. S. Navy Commander Michael Tollison and Rear Admiral N A N Sarathsena of the Sri Lankan Navy pose for a photograph with other top U.S. and Sri Lankan Navy officials at the inaugural ceremony of the first-ever joint CARAT exercise (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) that started in Trincomalee on October 2. The week-long exercise enhances cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka and incorporates training on topics such as waterborne improvised explosive devices, diving and salvage operations, and military medicine.