Commander recalls close ties between SL, Pakistan armies
A colourful Guard of Honour was presented by troops of Pakistan Army
at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters at Rawalpindi, Monday morning in
honour of Army Commander Lieut. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, who is currently
in Pakistan at the cordial invitation of his Pakistan counterpart,
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
Army Commander Lieut. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya being welcomed
by Pakistan’s Army Commander General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at
the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters at Rawalpindi,
Soon after Lieut. Gen. Jayasuriya was welcomed at the entrance to the
military complex, General Headquarters, he was ushered to the special
dais to receive the salute in the Guard of Honour in keeping with
After the visiting Commander received the salute, he was requested to
honour the fallen soldiers of the Pakistan Army at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.
Lieut. Gen.Jayasuriya laid a floral wreath. He was later conducted to
the secretarial office of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff where he was
warmly received by his host, General Parvez Kayani.
Ddiscussions that followed between both Army Chiefs at General
Headquarters centred largely on military matters of mutual and bilateral
interest and possibilities of further increasing exchange of training
programmes between two military organizations.
Revival of exchange of sports programmes among military personnel of
both armies, an old practice that existed in the past was also among one
of the key issues that surfaced during cordial discussions.
All Principal Staff Officers in the Pakistan Army afterwards greeted
the visiting Army Chief as a formality of courtesy and tradition and
conducted him to the main auditorium where Pakistan’s Director General
Maintenance submitted a briefing on Pakistan Army’s current roles and
tasks and its contributions with special reference to its ongoing Army
training modules and programmes to suit modern and multifaceted threats,
often tend to emerge or have appeared in the world.
As the second item on the day’s itinerary, Pakistan’s Chairman Joint
Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid S. Wynne received the visiting
Commander at his office and presented a detailed briefing on existing
‘Military Co-operation between Pakistan and Sri Lanka’.
The day’s itinerary ended up with an official banquet, held in honour
of the visiting Commander and his entourage.