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Gen Aziz in Sri Lanka

September 15, 2003


COLOMBO, Sept 14: Pakistan’s top military general, Mohammad Aziz Khan, arrived here on Sunday on a five-day official visit during which he is due to hold talks with President Chandrika Kumaratunga, officials said.

Ms Kumaratunga is commander-in-chief of the Lankan military.

General Khan, who is chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Committee, is to visit a military training academy in the central town of Diyatalawa and tour the historic cities of Kandy, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, officials said.

He is also expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Defence Minister Tilak Marapana.

Pakistan is a key supplier of small arms to Sri Lankan security forces.—AFP