Jun 16, Islamabad: The Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral D W A S Dissanayake, who is in Islamabad on an official visit at the invitation of Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, has visited the Pakistan Naval Headquarters (NHQ) in Islamabad on Friday.
Upon arrival at NHQ, the Sri Lankan Commander and his wife were received by Admiral Sandila. A contingent of Pakistan Navy, clad in ceremonial dress, presented the Sri Lankan Navy chief the Guard of Honour, the Pakistani media reported.
Vice Admiral Dissanayake was then introduced to Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) at the NHQ.
Later he has called on the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sandila and held detailed discussions on future collaboration between both the navies.
The Vice Admiral has been briefed comprehensively on the Pakistan Navy's role in regional maritime security situation and operational developments.
Vice Admiral Dissanayake, who was visiting the country From June 11 - 16, had visited Pakistan Naval units and installations at Karachi and Lahore.
He is expected to call on the Defence Minister of Pakistan and Chairman JCSC General Khalid Shameem Wynne during his visit.
The Pakistani High Commission in Colombo has said that Sri Lanka Navy Commander's visit to Pakistan is immense importance especially after the war is over in Sri Lanka and there is a requirement to build on relations of strategic value between the two friendly countries in the new and developing regional environment.