ISLAMABADCommander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kolitha Aravinda Gunatilleke on Thursday visited Air Headquarters and discussed issues of bilateral interests with Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt.
Earlier upon his arrival at Air Headquarters, Sri Lankan Air Chief was received by Air Chief Tahir Rafique Butt. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented the Guard of Honour. After reviewing the Guard of Honour, he was introduced to the Principal Staff Officers of Pakistan Air Force.
The visiting guest paid homage to the martyrs of PAF by laying floral wreath on Martyrs’ Monument at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. He also held meeting with Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt and discussed matters of professional interest. The delegation also attended a briefing at Air Headquarters on the organization, role and functioning of Pakistan Air Force.
The Sri Lankan Air Chief also called on the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-i-Sadr, Islamabad. Both the dignitaries discussed matters of bilateral cooperation and professional interest.
Later in the day, the Commander of the Sri Lankan Air Force visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra. On his arrival, he was received by Air Marshal Javaid Ahmed, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Board, Kamra. The delegation was briefed about organization and functions of PAC Kamra. The delegation visited Aircraft Rebuild Factory and Aircraft Manufacturing Factory. They took keen interest in the Final Assembly Line and Flight Testing facilities of JF-17 Thunder and Super Mushshak aircraft.
The Sri Lankan Air Force delegation is on a three days visit to Pakistan Air Force. The delegation will visit various PAF bases and installations.