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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 - 8:33
Chinese defence minister arrives in the island tomorrow.
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A high-power Chinese defense delegation led by Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow for a five-day visit.

China is providing 100 million dollars for army welfare projects initiated by the Ministry of Defense.

According to the report, the government plans to set up accommodation and infrastructure facilities in army camps in the north and east with Chinese assistance.

Liang's visit follows the Sri Lanka Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya's visit to Beijing in June this year.

Chinese Defense Minister who met Sri Lanka Army Commander in Beijing has reiterated China's support to boost military cooperation between the two countries to a higher level.

During his visit the Chinese Defense Minister is expected to visit the Sapugaskanda Defense Staff College, the Panagoda army camp, Galle and possibly Hambantota.

China has also announced a grant of 1.5 million dollars for modernization of the Defense Services College in Colombo for children of security forces personnel and the police.

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