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Sri Lanka and China have discussed the possibilities of expanding military ties between the two countries.

The Defence Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwel paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the Army Headquarters yesterday (11), the Army media unit stated.

Discussions largely focused on sound bilateral relations that prevail between both military organizations and the possibilities for further improvement with varying training modules for tri servicemen in Sri Lanka, in addition to what has already been granted by the Chinese Army.

Lieutenant General Silva had gratefully acknowledged the understanding and the cooperation extended by the Chinese military to the Sri Lanka Army throughout the last couples of years.

The Army Commander has also expressed his desire to further promote such ties in future.

Towards the end of the cordial discussions, they had exchanged mementos to mark the meeting at the Army Headquarters.

Lt. General Silva is currently facing criticism from the international community over his appointment as the new Army Chief.

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