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Senior Colonel Li Chenglin, the Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka yesterday (17) said that there was no hidden agenda behind the military training taking place between the two nations.

He made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene at the Defense Ministry yesterday.

The Senior Colonel explained that about 200 Lankan army officers were receiving military training in China per annum and that in return Chinese security forces personnel were receiving military training in Sri Lanka at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and Staff College at Batalanda.

He also said China had sent representatives to the Joint Field Training Exercise titled ‘Cormorant Strike’ organised by the Sri Lanka army, which commenced this month."Our military relationship is based on mutual understanding," he said adding the two nations shared many historic ties other than military ones.

State Minister Wijewardene praised China for their continuous assistance provided to Sri Lanka and its people.(Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • aligned Friday, 18 September 2015 01:44 PM

    OK - then to be aligned with Uncle Sam, or Russian Bear, or Chinese dragon or even sattelite of India

    aja Friday, 18 September 2015 10:18 AM

    good they good friends

    aplogy Friday, 18 September 2015 12:22 PM

    Why be apologetic - you are welcomed . All others (countries) come here and offer various programs - most of which we know have hidden agendas

    Waco Friday, 18 September 2015 08:27 AM

    The non-alined. Policy of Sri Lanka has made the country a helpless nation. One of these days Infia may sallow the entire Sri Lanka.


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