India trains Sri Lankan military but Canada bans SL military officers

India would continue to offer training for Sri Lanka Armed forces, even in challenging times, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay said recently at the Indian Army Trainees Alumni Interaction.

Meanwhile, after the UN human rights council resolution Canada banned three Sri Lankan military officers.

The event was organised by the High Commission of India and was attended by many senior serving and retired officers of the Sri Lanka Army, trained at Indian Army training institutes, including the Chief Guest General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage, Commander of Sri Lanka Army.

High Commissioner Baglay highlighted, during the event that India stands committed to help Sri Lanka in capacity building, in line with India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy. He stressed that India continued to offer training for Sri Lanka Armed force, even in challenging times. He noted that training engagements between the Armed Forces have instilled a spirit of brotherhood and interoperability amongst the services. 

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