Defence ties, military logistics between Sri Lanka and Korea should be harnessed – Commander | Daily News

Defence ties, military logistics between Sri Lanka and Korea should be harnessed – Commander

Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 outbreak and Army Commander Lt. Gen Shavendra Silva on Wednesday said Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea should strive to harness the full potential in areas of defence cooperation and military logistics.

The Army Commander said he looks forward to strengthening the bilateral cooperation in military affairs and technological exchanges in the time to come. He expressed his gratitude to the Government of Korea for recruiting a substantial number of Sri Lankan migrant workers annually.

The Army Commander made these remarks after accepting a stock of reusable masks donated by the Government of Korea

The Army Commander assured the Ambassador that they have devised and operated an efficient mechanism to control the pandemic. They have the ability to predict the number of patients and most cases have been found among those who have been already placed in quarantine.

Korean Ambassador Woonjin Jeong said he was deeply impressed by the effective measures by the Government to cope with COVID-19. “I am confident that the number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka will decline due to the effective mechanism adopted by the military and health sectors of the country. There has been no single infection case among the Korean community in Sri Lanka, he said.

“I would like to thank Sri Lanka Army for protecting Korean residents here in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 and creating a secure and stable environment for them to reside in,” he said.

The Ambassador said that his country has also successfully coped with COVID-19 like Sri Lanka and that there was no single COVID-19 case from more than 1,000 Sri Lankan workers repatriated from Korea until now. “23,000 Sri Lankans live in Korea very safely,” he said . Many Korean people are looking forward to visiting Sri Lanka once COVID-19 is curtailed,” he said.