Pak army chief arrives in Sri Lanka for three-day visit

Kayani`s visit comes after Indian Air Force chief wrapped his official tour.

Colombo: Pakistani Chief of Army Staff
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani arrived Wednesday in Sri Lanka for a
three-day visit as Indian Air Force chief wrapped his official
tour of the nation.

General Kayani was accorded a welcome by the Sri Lankan
army chief Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at the
Katunayake international airport here upon his arrival,
airport officials said.

His visit was preceded by the visit of Pakistani
President Asif Al Zardari November last year.

Pakistani Army Chief was scheduled to meet Sri Lankan
President Mahinda Rajapksha and External Affairs minister G L
Pieris tomorrow but both have left on a tour of the US today.

He will meet three forces commanders and defence
secretary Gotabhaya Rajapksha during his visit, officials

General Kayani is also expected to address undergraduates
at the Defence Services Command and Staff College. Meanwhile
the visiting Indian Air Force chief Pradeep Vasant Naik has
concluded his four day visit to island today.

During his stay in Sri Lanka he met senior government and
defence officials, including President Mahinda Rajapksha.