Shavendra goes to UgandaOctober 25, 2012, 12:00 pm
Ambassador Silva thanked Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi for backing Sri Lanka at the 19th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last March.
Ambassador Major General Shavendra Silva, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, recently visited Uganda, where he had an opportunity to meet Ugandan Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister, deputy Speaker, Interior Minister, Chief of Defence Staff, Secretary of Defence, the Joint Chief of Staff and the IGP. During the Oct 14-19 visit, Maj. Gen. Silva attended the AGM of the East African police chiefs. The former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the famed 58 Division told The Island that he was given the opportunity to address the Command and Staff College in Uganda on Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism. The one-hour long lecture was followed by a questions and answer session.
Ambassador Silva shakes hands with Ms Rosette Byengom, Defence Ministry Permanent secretary
The Gajaba Regiment veteran said that it would be of pivotal importance to enhance diplomatic as well as military to military relations with African states. The joint chief of staff of the Ugandan army was in Colombo two months ago to attend a seminar organized by the Sri Lankan Army.
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