China and Sri Lanka discuss expanding military ties

China and Sri Lanka had talks on expanding the military ties between both countries.

The Defence Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwel paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the Army Headquarters, the Army media unit said today.

Discussions largely focused on sound bilateral relations that prevail between both military organizations.

They also looked at the possibilities for further improvement with varying training modules for tri servicemen in Sri Lanka, in addition to what has already been granted by the Chinese Army.

Lieutenant General Silva gratefully acknowledged the understanding and the cooperation extended by the Chinese military to the Sri Lanka Army throughout the last couples of years and expressed his desire to further promote such ties in future.

Towards the end of the cordial discussions, they exchanged mementos to mark the meeting at the Army Headquarters.


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