A high-level Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) delegation headed by General Ma Hixiaotian the Deputy Chief of General Staff arrived in Sri Lanka to discuss professional training, exercises and further promotion of military assistance to Sri Lanka.
The members of the delegation will meet Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya today in a move to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two armies and provide increased opportunities to the Sri Lankan Army.
The delegation will explore ways of increasing the intake of our trainee officers to Chinese military academies with requests to be chanelled through the Ministry of Defence.
Sometime ago a similar meeting was held with a delegation from the PLA Navy and this resulted in representatives being sent to special military training programmes, such as the annual ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike’. (Supun Dias)
Comments - 11
Shand Tuesday, 13 December 2011 01:24 AM
Since the US will not risk it's relationship with India for Sri Lanka we have no option but to get closer to the Chinese military. Good work
dalu banda Tuesday, 13 December 2011 02:46 AM
I understood that USA and western powers refused to give us Military training and now the China has takeover.
tomsamusa Tuesday, 13 December 2011 03:05 AM
Good oppotunity to clean up the city of stray dogs. They will "enjoy" and relish your hospitality.
Lanka lover Tuesday, 13 December 2011 06:01 AM
Good work has been done, we must leave us westen and india because we cant trust them
Leslie Tuesday, 13 December 2011 06:09 AM
Coming colour no good!!!
mayooresan Wednesday, 14 December 2011 04:25 AM
Awesome. Good for Sri Lanka.
Now Indians will keep their mouth shut!
John Tuesday, 13 December 2011 06:13 AM
I read in a credible paper that If not for Indian intelligence and military support, our war may still be continuing.
SAI Tuesday, 13 December 2011 07:55 AM
OUR DEFENCE IS SO GOOD THAT THEY MIGHT WANT TO CONFRONT USA WITH CHINESE MILITARY.......THREE CHEERS TO OUR DEFENCE SECRETARY......WE GOING TO BE A SUPER POWER
siri elapatha Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:57 AM
We al;l srilankans salute great china for assisting us.without china,s help terrorism in sri lanka would not be eleminated. you are welcom....CHINA.
lankasri Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:29 AM
great thinking , why not a chinease military base in sri Lanka? we need protection too from India and cheap obama forces....
Ramesh Monday, 12 December 2011 10:39 PM
We should get more closer to China & leave India
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