State Minister Wijewardene visits Pakistani naval ship
[March 14 2017]
State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene made
a visit to the visiting Pakistani ship 'PNS Nasr' on Monday evening
(13th March). Two ships of the Pakistan Navy arrived to the island
making a Goodwill visit on Sunday (12th March).
State Minster Wijewardene was received by the
Commanding Officer of the ship Captain Saqib Ilyas upon his arrival.
During the occasion the State Minister was accompanied by Pakistani
Naval Officers on a guided tour of the ship and subsequently had cordial
discussions with them. Pakistan Naval Ships Mission Commander, Commodore
Zaka Rehman presented a memento to State Minister Wijewardene to mark
Hon. Minister Harsha de Silva, Hon. Kavinda
Jayawardane MP, High Commissioner of Pakistan HE. Maj Gen (R) Syed
Shakeel Hussain, Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Mr Janbaz Khan,
Defence Attach‚ Col Rajil Irshad Khan, Commander the Navy Vice Admiral
Ravindra Wijegunaratne, former Commanders, members of the diplomatic
corps and senior naval officers were also present at the occasion.
The two Pakistani naval ships, PNS, Saif and PNS Nasr
are scheduled to leave the country on Wednesday (15th March).