Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces arrives in Sri Lanka

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Feb 03, 2020 (LBO) – Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation arrived in Sri Lanka today on a five-day goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

During his stay here, he is scheduled to call on the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy, Commander of the Air Force and pay tribute to War Heroes’ Monument at Sri Jayewardenepura before he visits the Sapugaskanda Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps Regimental Centre and several other places of interest.

His delegation is comprised of Major General Vladmir Sviridov, Deputy Chief of the Main Land Forces Staff, Colonel Igor Shtin, Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief, Senior Lieutenant Sergei Zviagintsev, Interpreter, Damir Khusnutdinov, an official in the organization and Saliukova Irina, the spouse of the Land Force Commander.