(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The Indian Army HQ in New Delhi laid a red carpet welcome to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu when he arrived there on the invitation of the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pande PVSM AVSM VSM ADC on Monday (4 December).
The visiting Sri Lankan Army Chief after the warm welcome extended to him at first was ushered to lay a floral wreath at the National War Heroes’ Memorial. Afterwards, troops of the Indian Army presented a Guard of Honour salute to the visiting Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage in a formal parade.
Next, the Commander of the Army commenced formal discussions with his Indian counterpart, Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pande PVSM AVSM VSM ADC at the office in the Indian Army HQ.
During official discussions, matters related to bilateral defence cooperation, enhancement of training modules, mutual understanding and friendship between the two armies were taken up for review. At the conclusion of the discussion, both parties exchanged mementos as tokens of appreciation and goodwill.
The primary objective of the official visit is meant to further enhance existing bonds of mutual understanding and friendship between the two armies and nations. Additionally, it also aims to intensify bilateral defence engagements and explore new opportunities for defence cooperation.
Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army along with his spouse, Mrs Janaki Liyanage, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit and the Military Secretary, Major General S.W.M Fernando WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc has undertaken this visit to India following the invitation, extended.
Simultaneously, Mrs. Janaki Liyanage, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit participated in separate official programmes with the President of the Indian Army Wives’ Welfare Association and members of the Central Army Wives’ Welfare Association.