Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has observed that with the end of the war, efforts must be taken to heal the wounds of the conflict.The Government is fully committed to ensure that the name of the military is protected as the country moves forward to heal the wounds of the past.When you have a wound it is not easy to heal.
He was addressing the passing out parade of 161 more officer cadets in Sri Lanka Military Academy in Diyatalawa on December 20. He was Chief Guest at the event.
He stated that Sri Lanka needs to have strong defence ties with countries like China and India,Sri Lankan army needs to modernize to be on par with the developing world. In order to improve the standards of the army, Sri Lanka needs to maintain good ties with China, India and Pakistan as well as the United States and Britain.It is because of the relationship that we have with these countries that the army was able to develop.