19 Lankan cadets undertake tour of Pakistan


A group of 19 Cadets of the National Cadet Corps hailing from all over the Island will be visiting Pakistan from May 24 to 31 on a bilateral exchange visit.

 The group will be headed by Major General Chandana Rajaguru and will also include three officers of the Sri Lankan Army. 

The delegation called on the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at the Pakistan Commission yesterday.

 While, briefing the delegation, the High Commissioner highlighted the fact that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continued to enjoy extremely cordial relations in all spheres, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. These deep rooted relations draws strength from centuries old civilizational link through our shared rich heritage, which is preserved by the people and government of Pakistan with due reverence, he added.    

High Commissioner Hussain emphasized that strong defence cooperation between the two friendly countries constituted a strong pillar of this all-encompassing relationship.   He expressed the hope that the visit would add value to the already strengthened bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and assured that the High Commission would continue to patronize and support such initiatives.

The delegation would also visit Islamabad, Mangla, Rawalpindi, Jehlum, and Muree during their stay in Pakistan. 

 Earlier a group of 15 Sri Lankan cadets visited Pakistan in April 2014, which was followed by the visit of 18 Pakistani cadets to Sri Lanka in October 2014 under the exchange programme.

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