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Sri Lanka and India begin Army to Army Staff Talks

Srilankan IndianThe sixth Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan and Indian Armies commenced on Wednesday (22nd March) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.
 
 
 
According to Army media sources the three day talks are attended by senior high ranking officers of both armies. The local delegation is led by Major General A.P de Z Wickramarathna and the four member Indian delegation is led by Major General Sanjaya Thapa.


The inaugural India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) was held in New Delhi, India in 2012 with the express objective of fostering better relations between both Armies.


Meanwhile, Major General Sanjaya Thapa met Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, on Wednesday evening at the Army Headquarters. The visiting Indian delegation is also scheduled to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) memorial in Battaramulla, yesterday (23rd March).

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