Defence Secretary receives visiting Chinese Defence Minister

April 27, 2021

Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe arrived in Sri Lanka on a two day official visit a short while ago today (27 Apr).

Accordingly, the Sri Lankan (SL) Defence delegation led by Defence Ministry Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) received the visiting high ranking official at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

The visiting Chinese delegation arrived in a special aircraft was welcomed in keeping with Sri Lankan traditions at the BIA.

General Fenghe will hold bilateral discussions with His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during the short stay in SL.

The visit and the reception had been organised in accordance with the healthcare guidelines and ‘Air Bubble’ concept to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka His Excellency Qi Zhenhong, Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Air Force Chief of Staff Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe, Chinese Embassy Officials and Senior Military Officers were also present.