12th September 2017 11:15:18 Hours
HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardena, State Minister of Defence and Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence at the invitation of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army are expected to witness the ongoing ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ by way of making the technically called ‘Critical Engagement’ when the Exercise reaches Kuchchuveli at Trincomalee on Thursday (14).
The ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’, the multi-national Field Training Exercise (FTX), organized by the Sri Lanka Army, started off for the 8th consecutive year with the participation of Sri Lankan tri-forces and 69 foreign participants representing 13 countries around the world at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Minneriya Sunday (3, September) evening, commanded by Exercise Director, Major General Aruna Jayasekara. The Exercise will continue until 24 September.