The Defence Attaché to the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Col. Sajjad Ali made his courtesy farewell call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Aug 21).
The Defence Secretary conveyed his gratitude to Col. Ali for his cooperation with the Defence Ministry and Tri-Forces during his tenure in Sri Lanka.
During the session, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Gunaratne presented a memento to mark the occasion and extended warm wishes for his future endeavours.
Then Pakistan Defence Adviser pays farewell courtesy call on Navy Commander
Colonel Sajjad Ali, Defence Adviser of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, making a formal visit to the Navy Headquarters, paid a farewell courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on 20th August 2020.
As such, Colonel Sajjad Ali, who is about to relinquish his duties to which he was committed over 03 years at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo paid his farewell call on Commander of the Navy and held a cordial discussion.
Commander of the Navy also took the opportunity to thank the outgoing Pakistan Defence Adviser for the assistance rendered to the SLN during his tenure and wished him best of luck in his future endeavours. Meanwhile, exchange of mementos as symbols of goodwill and camaraderie, brought the cordial meeting to an end.
Also,Outgoing Pakistan High Commission’s Defence Advisor Recalls Bonds of Friendly Working Relations
The outgoing Colombo-based Pakistan High Commission’s Defence Advisor, Colonel Sajjad Ali during a courtesy visit to the Army Hq this morning (21) called on the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and refreshed memories during his tenure in Sri Lanka as well as sound and friendly relations that exist between both military organizations for so many years.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva also recalled the support the Pakistan Army lent during the critical phases of the humanitarian operations in the Wanni before May in 2009 and thanked the Pakistan Army for continued offering of many training opportunities for members of the Sri Lankan armed forces and other logistic requirements as a true neighbour in the region. He also conveyed best wishes for his future career prospects and wanted him to carry his best regards to his peers in the organization.
Assuring the Pakistan Army’s sustained best of support to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, Colonel Sajjad Ali profusely thanked Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva for his dedicated services for the control of COVID-19 epidemic in Sri Lanka and effective working relations maintained between his one and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. He also thanked the Army for accommodating members of Pakistan’s armed wings for different training courses in Sri Lanka, providing them with the best facilities, etc. The cordial meeting marked the formal farewell of Pakistan’s diplomat on the eve of his departure from Sri Lanka after completion of his tenure of office.
At the end of the cordial meeting, both of them exchanged mementos as symbols of friendship and understanding.