Bangladesh NDC team arrives in Sri Lanka

A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has extended the invitation for this visit as a token of goodwill and bilateral relations.

NDC SLThe delegation on arrival at the Army Headquarters was received by Major General Sumedha Perera and conducted to the auditorium for a briefing.

Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne, Director Operations at Army Headquarters made a comprehensive presentation on conduct of the recent humanitarian operations and roles and tasks of the Army in the post-conflict years as far as the country’s development projects are concerned.

Friday’s visit to the Army Headquarters culminated with an exchange of mementos between Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam and Major General Sumedha Perera.

During their week-long visit, the delegation is scheduled to call at the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Central Bank, Colombo, SLAF Headquarters, Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters, Colombo, Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo and the SLAF Academy, China Bay where the delegation, is expected to receive wide knowledge on economic prospects of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Affairs and Relations, SLAF operations and present engagements, challenges to Sri Lanka after elimination of the LTTE and humanitarian operations.

The delegation included officer instructors and student officers from the NDC, Bangladesh, their spouses and children.

During the stay in Sri Lanka, the delegation would visit the SLAF Base, Katunayake, Officer Carrier Development Centre (OCDS) at Buttala, Naval Museum, China Bay, Fort Fredrick, Trincomalee, Marble Beach, Trincomalee, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya and the Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala.