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New High Commissioner Meets Commander Hours after Presenting Her Credentials

MS. Nimisha J. Madhvani, High Commissioner of Uganda to Sri Lanka, just a few hours after she presented her letter of credence to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday (26) morning, called on Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka at his office in the Army Headquarters. This was the first ambassador to meet the Army Chief after Army’s victory over LTTE terrorism.

Focus during the meeting was largely on opportunities for exchange of military training programmes between both nations, particularly in view of most recent military achievements and its successful completion of offensives against separatist terrorists. The new ambassador, impressed with the gains over terrorism in Sri Lanka wanted to hear more about the strategies and challenges, faced by the Army in its counter-attacks.

General Sarath Fonseka after giving the diplomat a brief account on the Army’s path to successful completion of the War invited Uganda to receive and share Sri Lankan experiences for political, social and economic stability. General Fonseka also assured that Army training institutions in Sri Lanka would be prepared to help such training opportunities.

The new ambassador also assured Sri Lanka Army of Uganda’s cooperation for promotion of military training and exchange of expertise and experiences.

Mr. Katureebe Tayebwa, First Secretary for High Commission was also associated with the meeting.