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The Quetta Association which comprises graduate officers of the Command Staff College Quetta, Pakistan held its first convention today at the Galadari Hotel.

General Rohan De S. Daluwatte, Former Army Commander, CDS and Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil is the Chief Patron of the Quetta Association. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka is the Co patron of the Quetta Association.

The Pakistani High Commission said in a statement that the Quetta Association was launched at the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka during the visit of the COAS Pakistan Army General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, NI (M), HI to Sri Lanka earlier this year.      

The total members of the Quetta Association are 41 who hold highly significant assignments in their respective institutions in all the segments of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. The Quetta Association is a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious, non-ethnic, non racial and non-profitable organisation which provides a platform of interaction amongst the Graduates of command and Staff College Quetta.
     
The ceremony at the Galadari Hotel was chaired by Chief Patron of the Association General (Retd) Rohan de S. Daluwatte. During the meeting the association members approved the constitution for the body and elected working committee members. The members also underlined the need for more interaction between Staff Colleges of both friendly countries for mutual benefit in imparting professional training to its students. It was also decided to formulate a delegation of serving and retired members of the association who will be visiting Command and Staff College Quetta soon.

While conducting the proceedings of the day, Col. Sheharyar Parvez Butt, Defence Adviser of Pakistan urged the need to establish a more vibrant platform of the association which may be beneficial to both friendly countries.

The attendees of the convention included the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Amna Baloch, Major General A.M. Perera, Major General N.J. Walgama, Major General (Retd) G.W.W. Perera, Major General (Retd) Nihal R. Marambe, Major General (Retd) Gamini Gunasekera, Major General (Retd) D.M. Deepal Alwis, AVM (Retd) A.B. Sosa, AVM (Retd) E.V. Tennekoon, Brigadier H.A.N Hapuarachchi,  Brigadier K.J.

Wijetilleke, Brigadier W. Aruna Wanniarachchi, Brigadier H.J.S. Gunawardana Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt, Defence Adviser of Pakistan besides other serving and retired officers.
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