June 14, Colombo: The Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka, called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's official residence in Colombo yesterday (June,13).
During the meeting, the President thanked Pakistan for the close cooperation extended to Sri Lanka during the years of conflict and during peace times. He said that the country is grateful to Pakistan for the supply of flood relief material and medical aid earlier this month.
The President also expressed thoughts on the military history of both countries and exchanged views on matters of bilateral interests recalling the longstanding political and cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pakistan Navy Chief in response, pledged his fullest cooperation of the Pakistan Navy to the Sri Lankan Government and Navy in any form of adversity, being a close friend of Sri Lanka for a long period of time.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Dr. Safraz Ahmed Khan Sipra, Principal Secretary to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Commodore Javaid Iqbal and Defense Attaché to the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka Colonel Irshad Khan were also present on this occasion.