*Pakistan and Sri Lankan armies conclude joint exercise*
Colombo : The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak and the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army of Sri Lanka General Shavendra Silva, graced the occasion of ‘Shake Hands – 1′ joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) as distinguished guests.
The Gajaba Regiment (GR)-led ‘Shake Hands – 1′ joint Field Training Exercise (FTX), which began with members of the Pakistan Army and lasted 15 days, ended this morning (30) at the GR Regimental Centre in Saliyapura.
The ‘Ex-Shake Hands,’ consisted of six officers and 35 other ranks from the Pakistan Army and four officers and 40 other ranks from the Sri Lanka Army. The exercise aimed at enhancing excellent bilateral Defence relations and mutually share the rich experience of two armies against terrorism.
General Shavendra Silva expressed his views that Pakistan has to-date remained a true friend of Sri Lanka during all her critical endeavours and always stood with Sri Lanka. Specially, Pakistan supported Sri Lanka against UNHRC resolution recently.
Mementos were also exchanged at the event to show both countries’ appreciation.