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28th April 2021 11:28:58 Hours

Defence Secy & Tri Service Commanders Welcome Chinese Defence Minister

Defence Ministry Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), together with Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe welcomed the visiting Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe who arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day formal visit on Tuesday (27) late evening.

General Fenghe and his accompanying delegation will hold bilateral discussions with His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon. Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa during the short stay in Sri Lanka. The visiting Chinese delegation In keeping with healthcare guidelines and ‘Air Bubble’ concept is expected to continue their bilateral discussions.

A bevy of traditional Sri Lankan dancers after General Kamal Gunarathne (Retd) welcomed the visiting Chinese Defence Minister ushered the delegation to the VIP lobby at the airport

Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka His Excellency Qi Zhenhong, Chinese Embassy Officials and Senior Military Officers were also present at the airport.