COAS General Raheel Sharif praises Sri Lankan army’s sacrifices in war against terrorism

07 Jun, 2015 9:42 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) –A reception was hosted today at Colombo for COAS General Raheel Sharif by Quetta Alumni association, an effective body of large group of Sri Lankan military students trained in Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS said that the cooperation of Pakistan and Sri Lanka is defence and security has been important. “We will always stand with our brothers on their way to greater security and prosperity.”

Paying rich tributes to Sri Lankan armed forces for their resilience, professionalism and sacrifices in war against terrorism, COAS said Sri Lanka has fought a long war against terrorism and its model of counter-insurgency and later efforts for sustainable peace are textbook case study.

The COAS said that states that faced internal conflict collapsed because their institutions, particularly armed forces were unable to sustain. “Pakistan and Sri Lanka have shown resilience in fight against terrorism for bringing peace and stability in the region.”

Referring to ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb, the COAS said the aim of the operation is to bring enduring peace and stability in Pakistan and the region. “With the support of our nation, we have successfully dismantled their infrastructure and created significant effects.”

We as a nation are determined to take this surge to its logical end, whatever it may take.

Earlier on arrival at reception, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General AWJC De Silva, Commander of Sri Lanka Army.

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