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South African HC calls on Defence Secretary

Exchanging mementos.
Exchanging mementos.

South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sandile Edwin Schalk called on Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte yesterday.

The Defence Secretary warmly received the High Commissioner on his arrival.

A discussion was held during the meeting to enhance and strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

High Commissioner Schalk also praised the Sri Lankan administration for handling the COVID situation effectively and opening the country for visitors.

The Defence Secretary and the High Commissioner exchanged mementos and gifts to mark the occasion of his first visit.

High Commissioner Schalk presented his credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo on November 16.

Deputy High Commissioner/Political Counsellor René Everson-Varney and Military Liaison Officer of the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry Major General Dinesh Nanayakkara were present.

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