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Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is due to undertake a three day visit to Sri Lanka starting from 27th of this month, Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.

This will be his second visit as he previously visited Sri Lanka in January 2011.

During his stay in Sri Lanka, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will meet the top military leadership of the country. He will also hold discussions on matters of professional interests with Secretary Defence Sri Lanka, Hon Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will review the Passing out Parade at Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa on 28th June 2013 as Chief Guest.

The visit of Pakistan’s Army Chief will provide both sides an opportunity to review ongoing cooperation and collaboration, and to discuss ways to further broaden and deepen this relationship.

A get together of Pakistan Staff College and National Defence University’s qualified officers is being arranged during visit of General Kayani to provide opportunity to the Sri Lankan alumni of these prestigious Pakistani Institutions to interact with Pakistan’s Army Chief.

General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is Pakistan's 14th Army Chief and is noted for his patience, diligence, intelligence and determination. He was commissioned in an Infantry Battalion on 29 August 1971 and joined the famed Baloch Regiment. He has been holding the appointment of the Chief of Army Staff since November 2007.

Since independence, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have consistently maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations especially in the field of defense. This relationship is likely to grow in coming years.
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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:19 AM

    Why say "Hon" Gotabhaya? Isn't he a paid official of the government and not an elected representative?

    Tits for Tat Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:26 AM

    This is the way to go... Excellent!

    desreali Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:28 AM

    Israeli defence chief Benny Ganz will visit too,ah the Muslims in your country will object?

    Fayad Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:41 AM

    Will he become the president of Pakistan like wise Musharaf

    SAM_SPARROW Wednesday, 26 June 2013 06:03 AM

    Come Eat and Go

    chandi malli Wednesday, 26 June 2013 06:08 AM

    Pls send our Army personnel to Pakistan for Higher training.

    shanker Wednesday, 26 June 2013 06:18 AM

    alkaida visiting Sri Lanka wake up USA INDIA..

    Yehiya Wednesday, 26 June 2013 06:20 AM

    Pakistan army or Indian army no need to solve our problem. We need the solution for our problem with the 13 amendment.

    citizen Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:41 AM

    maha rajanani, do u r boot licking personally, dont force it on others,

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 26 June 2013 07:01 AM

    excuse me...

    Maha Rajanani Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:49 PM

    Our Gota is more than honorable to us .


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