General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff arrived in the island a short while ago and was received by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The Pakistani Army Chief is on a three day visit on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart. General Kayani is accompanied by Mrs Begum Zahida Kayani and a few senior officers.
He is scheduled to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne, Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake during his stay in Sri Lanka. (SD)
Daud from Pakistan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:44 PM
Credit goes to the bravery of the Sri Lankan nation who stood united against the terror and were able to fix the problem. I thank the Sri Lankan nation for inviting us to their beloved home Sri Lankan. It is an honour for Pakistanis to meet our Sri Lankan friends. I pray that in future both the nations will work together for the welfare of our nations.
Fanam Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:53 AM
Pakistan had always been positive about Sri Lanka and had been a good friend of us. Their help in our war cannot be forgotten easily. India on the other had groomed the terrorists until they learnt their own lesson. Pakistan and China will not have any double standards with Sri Lanka although India does all the time. Will he take over the presidency from Zardari when he goes back?
Mudalali Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:25 PM
Hey - did you remember to bring the onions?
Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:26 PM
Thanking you for assistance internal war. But this is not a time to visit Srilanka. Create lot of problem with India.
webmaster Monday, 14 February 2011 07:59 AM
he is better then mushsarf Webmaster
raj Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:25 PM
good competition. what is the danger of this competition?
Aatif Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:07 AM
Why not India ...... Any one can explain because India also help srilanka to fight against LTT
ThirdParty Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:37 PM
Hey, those days are gone when India considered Pakistan a competitor. It is China, that is a challenge.
MagodisThuma Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:15 AM
lankaman Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:08 PM
As a grateful nation to those who support our war to end terrorism, we roll out the red carpet to Gen. Kayani
Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:12 PM
Military chefs visiting Lanka like competition between India and Pakistan
Anemagekata Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:22 PM
Interesting to see both Indian and Pakistani top guns descending in Sri Lanka so frequently. Wonder what the occasion is.
DUWI Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:25 PM
A BIG THANK YOU must go to General Kayani for assisting Sri Lanka in defeating the most ruthless terrorist group in the world. He is a true friend of Sri Lanka.
Daud from Pakistan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:48 PM
Truth is Sri Lankan nation took a brave stand against terrorism and won the war. Credit goes to the Sri Lankan nation for standing bravely in front of the terror. Being a Pakistani I thank you for the invitation and hoping that both the nations will work together for the prosperity and welfare of our nations. Thanks
Ajith Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:14 PM
Warm Welcome, Sir! Your nation assisted in our crisis hour. We Lankans are grateful for your commitment!
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