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If Sri Lanka’s economic rights harmed in Red Sea, we will stand up: President

02 Mar 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

  • Reaffirms commitment to safeguarding regional stability and world peace
  • Pledges support to United Nations for peace initiatives globally and regionally

President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that if the economic rights of Sri Lanka are harmed in the Red Sea, the country will stand up for them.   

He also stated that Sri Lanka will work to provide the necessary support to the United Nations organization whenever there are problems with peace in the region and the world.   

President Ranil Wickremesinghe made this statement while attending the Sri Lanka Air Force Cadet Officers Commissioning Ceremony held on Thursday at Air Force Base China Bay, Trincomalee. Highlighting Sri Lanka’s historical commitment to safeguarding world peace and regional stability, the President emphasized his readiness to make decisive decisions for global peace.   

He underscored the responsibility and accountability of the armed forces in achieving this objective. The night Commissioning parade held at Air Force Base in China Bay, Trincomalee marked a historic milestone for the Sri Lanka Air Force, being the first of its kind in its history.  

He was greeted with pride and respect as he received Air Force honours, highlighting the significance of the occasion. Sixteen female cadet officers from No. 36, 37, and 38 courses, at the Kotelawala Defence University along with 36 cadet officers from No. 65 and 66 courses, and five female officers from No. 17 and 18 courses and a USA 2023 cadet officer was appointed to the authority.