The Prime Minister also said that the Government will ensure the name of the military is protected as the country moves forward to heal the wounds of the past.
“When you have a wound it is not easy to heal,” he said at a passing out parade in Diyatalawa today,
He also said that Sri Lanka needs to have strong defence ties with countries like China and India.
Wickremesinghe said that the Sri Lankan army needs to modernize to be on par with the developing world.
He said that in order to improve the standards of the army, Sri Lanka needs to maintain good ties with China, India and Pakistan as well as the United States and Britain.
“It is because of the relationship that we have with these countries that the army was able to develop,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that Sri Lanka hopes to launch a program through the Ministry of Defence on future warfare to ensure the army is geared to face any situation in future.
He said that situations have now changed around the world and the Sri Lankan military must adopt to face those changes. (Colombo Gazette)