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* High level Nepalese military delegation visiting Sri Lanka
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: A high level four-member military delegation of the Nepalese Army has arrived in Sri Lanka to learn about the welfare structure of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army said.

The Nepalese delegation arrived Wednesday is headed by the Chief of Staff, Nepalese Army Lieutenant General Pradeep Bikram Rana. It has been organized by the Nepal's Ministry of Defence in Kathmandu.

The Nepali military delegation has held discussions with the Sri Lankan Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on a wide spectrum of bilateral issues of mutual interest to both organizations.

Giving a brief account of the series of Army welfare projects in operation, Lieutenant General Ratnayake has highlighted the importance of having closer relations between both organizations since both countries have suffered a spate of insurgencies in the past.

The delegation, drawing parallels between how both armies fought for peace in their own countries, during their visit wanted to closely study about comprehensive welfare infrastructure models of the Sri Lanka Army.

Sri Lanka Army's Adjutant General, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe has presented an overview of the entire Army welfare system and explained how different welfare wings in the Army work for the betterment of the retired, family members of those killed in action, the disable, those still serving and children of Army families.

Health services, education and training openings, canteen and subsidy sales outlets, different programs designed for promotion of quality of life, construction of houses/partly built houses and free offer of building materials, availability of private sector course opportunities, agricultural and dairy farm projects, rehabilitation work, etc also have been discussed.

The Nepali delegation is expected to visit the Defence Services College, Narahenpita Army Hospital, Army farm at Kandakadu, Senehasa Education Resource Research and Information Centre (SERRIC), Directorate of Welfare, Mihindu Seth Medura, Ranaviru Apparels at Yakkala, Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Headquarters at Ambepussa and a few other resorts of tourist interest.

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