Secretary receives former Afghan leader HE Hamid Karzai
The former President of Afghanistan HE Hamid Karzai
arrived in the island today (31st Monday, August 2015).
HE Karzai was accorded a traditional welcome and was
received by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake upon
his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. HE Karzai is
accompanied by Mrs. Karzai.
The former Afghan leader is visiting the country to
attend the 'Defencve Seminar - 2015' as the
The two-day international defence conclave organized
by the Sri Lanka Army begins tomorrow (01st Tuesday, September 2015) at
the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. HE Karzai will attend the opening session
of the conference and deliver the keynote address.
About 350 participants, both local and foreign are
expected to attend the conference and deliberate on thematic issues
related to this year's theme 'National Security in the Context of
Emerging Global Threats.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De
Silva and senior army officers were also present to welcome the visiting