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Sri Lanka is to share its military know how with Uganda and also to provide specialized training to Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), media reports said.

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has held talks with the visiting Sri- Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajabaksa.

The meeting at State House Entebbe on Monday was also attended by Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Uganda Vellupillai Kananathan.

The President and Mr. Rajapaksa discussed bilateral relations including co-operation in the areas of military and defence.

The two countries further discussed sharing experience on military operations, sharing experience on disaster and offering specialized training to UPDF.

Others at the meeting included state minister for defence Jeje Odong and Lt Gen. Charles Angina   while Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunatilake and Major General Shavendra Silva accompanied Rajabaksa. (News and Picture curteacy New Vision)
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  • KD Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:47 PM

    Is this what a Buddhist nation should engage in ? We should promote peace in the world and not follow and make the same mistake as those powerful nations do to us.

    Ceylonese Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:37 AM

    Military training from one Banana Republic to another.

    Rodger Williams Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:25 PM

    Transfer all the killers and rapists to train the Ugandans who have their own goon squads. The whirlpool of deceipt and lies continues now in Africa.

    Anima Tuesday, 23 July 2013 04:55 PM

    V. Hav. Da. Best. Army. Commander in da. World

    Ruwan Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:41 AM

    Please tell us why we are to train Ugandan armed forces in self defence and get involved in that poor countries military set up? We a poor 3rd world country living on borrowed money, in debt to the hilt,. Where many of our people are suffering from malnutrition, unemployed, and suffering from poor health playing international aid giver when we cant even help ourselves. What is is Gotas urgency playing Pseudo diplomat. is there any financial deals involved? ,I wonder

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:45 AM

    timely.

    Hilory Clinton Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:46 AM

    Not a good move.


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