18th March 2017 00:20:29 Hours
A delegation of 17 service personnel from the National Defence College (NDC) in the Sultanate of Oman, headed by Air Commodore Nasser Juma Mohamed, Strategic Director of the NDC as part of their familiarization tour in the curriculum, arrived in Sri Lanka Friday (17) evening.
Sri Lanka Army has extended the invitation to Oman’s NDC in this connection as a token of goodwill and bilateral relations. The delegation was received at the airport by Diplomatic officials and representative Army Officers.
During their week-long stay in Sri Lanka, the delegation is scheduled to call at the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka Army Headquarters, Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters, Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Tourism.
The delegation during the tour will also evaluate economic prospects in the country, Sri Lanka’s foreign relations, Army, Navy and Air Force operations and current engagements, challenges faced by Sri Lanka after elimination of the LTTE and humanitarian operations, etc.
The delegation includes officer instructors and student officers of the NDC.
A representative delegation will also shortly call on the Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters, Colombo.