03rd August 2022 18:38:32 Hours
Colonel Paul Clayton MBE of the British Army, the recently-appointed Defence Attaché of the British High Commission, Colombo this afternoon (3) made his first courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage at the Army Headquarters.
The cordial interactive meet led both Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage and the British High Commission's Defence Attaché to exchange views on general matters of concern while recalling bonds of goodwill, cooperation and understanding that prevail between the armed forces of both countries.
They also discussed possibilities of further enhancing training programmes for Sri Lankan Army personnel as well as the participation of armed forces of both countries in different exchange programmes.
Towards the end of the cordial meeting, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage symbolized the goodwill of the Sri Lanka Army by awarding a memento to the British Defence Attache. The gesture was reciprocated.
Major General Swarna Bothota, Military Secretary was also associated with the day’s meeting.