Sri Lanka has offered to work with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), the Fiji Sun Online reported.
Highly decorated Sri Lankan officer, Major-General Aruna Perera, met with Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Suva.
Major General Perera mentioned Sri Lanka’s offer to work to assist the RFMF. He said he was happy with the Prime Minister’s response.
The RFMF Land Force Commander, Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho who was also at the meeting told the Fiji Sun he would be looking into the defence co-operation.
Major-General Perera said he would like RFMF to send some senior officers to Sri Lanka to look at their military operations and later prepare the defence co-operation between the two defence forces.
Sri Lanka has a highly trained and experienced military with a record of success in counter terrorism.
Colonel Qiliho said the two forces had been in touch through the RFMF rugby players who now play in Sri Lanka.
Now he said while RFMF would send rugby players, Sri Lanka had offered to help the RFMF in cricket.