First batch to leave for China next week

28 May 2019 08:13 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The first batch of police and military personnel will head for China next week for a training programme envisaged in the defence cooperation agreement inked between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, a spokesman said yesterday. The batch is expected to receive training on a range of aspects including the provision of security to project sites.

The two Presidents signed the agreement on May 14 in Beijing in the wake of serial bombings in Sri Lanka that claimed the lives of more than 250 persons.

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy told Daily Mirror yesterday that China would provide assistance for capacity-building of the security forces and the police, and supply equipment to ensure national security. He said the first batch of police and security forces personnel would undertake a training programme next week.

“We will not send our military personnel here. Instead, we do capacity-building for the Sri Lankan security forces. We rely on them for our security. There is no need for us to send our military personnel here. It is not our policy,” he said, adding that there were more training opportunities available.

China is the single largest foreign investor in Sri Lanka. It has invested USD 1.4 billion in the Colombo Port City project and pledged assistance for internet surveillance, particularly during crises. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka’s top selling online valentine day unique gifts, flowers, cakes for boyfriends and girlfriends at Kapruka. Deliveries done by Grasshoppers.

See Kapruka’s top selling online valentine day unique gifts, flowers, cakes for boyfriends and girlfriends at Kapruka. Deliveries done by Grasshoppers.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Health authorities concerned over Wuhan pneumonia

As the seasonal influenza outbreak was slowly subsiding, news of a new virus

Sri Lankans in Wuhan told to evacuate to safer areas

The Foreign Relations Ministry has urgently informed the Sri Lankan Embassy i

Forensic audit report incomplete

Following a directive by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, the Secretary-General o

President says police should act without fear in discharging duties

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said law enforcement officers should carry

See Kapruka’s top selling online valentine day unique gifts, flowers, cakes for boyfriends and girlfriends at Kapruka. Deliveries done by Grasshoppers.