General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff will visit Sri Lanka tomorrow (23), on a five-day goodwill visit.
General Abdul Mubeen, accompanied by Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen and a few more senior officers is scheduled to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mr D.M Jayaratne, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Somathilaka Dissanayake during his stay in Sri Lanka.
As part of the itinerary during his stay, General Abdul Mubeen is scheduled to visit archaeological sites at Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) and address the student officers at Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda.
General Abdul Mubeen’s slated address to the DSCSC is expected to touch on a wide range of international and regional issues of military importance and his own experience.
A special Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour, accorded by troops of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment, salutes General Abdul Mubeen on his arrival at the Army Headquarters premises on Thursday (24) before he calls on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Commander’s Secretariat.
On the sidelines of the main programme, Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen, the spouse of the visiting Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, is to be welcomed at a reception, organized by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) at its head office where a special memento is to be presented to her by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, SVAB President as a token of goodwill after the visiting lady receives a brief on SVAB roles and tasks.