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China donates military communication vehicles to SL (Pics)



Acting Defence Minister Premitha Bandara Tennakoon officially accepted a USD 6.2 million worth Emergency Command and Communication System Vehicle Fleet comprising of 11 automobiles from the Chinese Ministry of National Defence, during a ceremony at the Army Headquarters premises yesterday (22).

Following the acceptance of military-to-military donation from the Defence Attaché of the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Zhou Bo, Acting Defence Minister Tennakoon handed over the same to Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne and the Defence Secretary symbolically presented the keys to the Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage.

The Sri Lankan defence top brass along with the Chinese Embassy officials inspected the vehicles at the venue and Chief Signal Officer Maj. Gen. Sugath Rathnayake and Chinese Defence Attaché Senior Colonel Zhou Bo placed their signatures on an MOU.

Sri Lanka Army intends to deploy these highly-developed military automobiles for both internal security and special duties in future.

Acting Defence Minister Tennakoon presented a memento to the Chinese Defence Attaché Senior Col. Bo on behalf of the Sri Lanka Army as a gesture of goodwill and to symbolise the event.  

Additional Secretaries, Senior Officials of the Defence Ministry, Senior Army Officers and Assistant Defence Attaché of the Embassy of China were also present.


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