Indian military team visits Wanni in Sri Lanka



Colombo: An Indian Army team has undertaken a visit to Tamil dominated Wanni region in northern Sri Lanka, which was once a battlefront between the government forces and the rebel LTTE during the three decades ethnic conflict, the military said on Wednesday.

The representative delegation of the Indian Army Higher Command Course-2011 is currently touring Sri Lanka, country's Army said today.

The 16-member delegation is led by Air Commodore P R Navalkar of Indian Air Force.

The delegation during their six-day tour visited Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni in the former LTTE region of the northern province, School of Artillery, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and a number of other places of archaeological, religious, cultural and tourist interest.

They paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya today at Army Headquarters.

Jayasuriya and the delegation exchanged views on bilateral matters of importance with special emphasis on training modules, related to both military services, the Army said. Later in the day the delegation was expected to call on the Navy and Air Force Commanders.

PTI