The militaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan have conducted a 15-day joint exercise aimed at deepening bilateral defence ties and sharing the rich experience of the two armies against terrorism.
‘Ex-Shake Hands’ was conducted in Saliyapura in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Six officers and 35 other ranks from Pakistan Army and four officers and 40 other ranks from Sri Lankan Army had participated in this exercise.
“Pakistan has to-date remained a true friend of Sri Lanka during her critical endeavours and always stood with Sri Lanka. Especially, Pakistan supported Sri Lanka against UNHRC resolution recently,” said Sri Lankan Army Chief General Shavendra Silva.
Pakistan was among the nations which voted in favour of Sri Lanka last week at the UNHRC resolution which called for the island’s human rights accountability and action for reconciliation.