Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* High-level Chinese defense delegation visits Sri Lanka
Wed, May 14, 2014, 07:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: A high-level Chinese defense delegation led by General Xu Qiliang arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday.

The delegation was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by the Chief of Defence Staff, and the Commanders of the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

General Xu Qiliang is the Vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force from 2007 to 2012.

The visit is the third of a three-nation visit by the delegation at the invitation of Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will host the visiting delegation.

During their stay, the delegation will visit the Air Force Academy in China Bay, Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, SLAF Base at Katunayake and the Colombo Harbor.

The delegation is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, and the heads of the Armed Forces and Police.

The contingent will visit the Air Force Academy China Bay and the Naval and maritime Academy Trincomalee today, and will be hosted to Dinner by the Commander of the Air Force at the Air Force Academy.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamils and Muslims stage Hartal paralyzing Sri Lanka's North-East
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to expand Priority Bus Lanes to improve bus service, reduce congestion
-- [5 hours ago]
Inspection of school premises for dengue on April 28, 29
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest another suspect in Kalutara prison bus shooting
-- [5 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines flights rescheduled today due to Indian experiment
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka economy showed early signs of stabilization during 2016 - Central Bank
-- [8 hours ago]
Deputy Minister optimistic on EU vote to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to be appointed as Head of security
Sri Lanka PM meets with India Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi
President appoints committee to probe Meethotamulla tragedy

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.