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Army Commander receives rousing welcome in Moscow

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The Commander in Chief of the Russian Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Ministry of Defence extended warm receptions to Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva last Monday (25) during a courtesy visit to Moscow on the invitation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Forces.

Thereafter, the visiting Commander of the Sri Lanka Army received formal military honours from the Russian Land Forces, which an Army Commander could receive as a rare opportunity. The Army Chief then paid floral tribute to the War Heroes monument at the Alexandrovsky Garden of Moscow Kremlin.

The two Army Chiefs had cordial discussions on wide-ranging matters of mutual interest, bilateral importance, including further enhancement of training slots for Sri Lankan Tri-Service personnel, the conduct of joint military exercises, exchange of knowledge on mechanical and engineering technologies among others.

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