CoAS Chhetri leaving for Sri Lanka today, CGS Thapa acting CoAS

KATHMANDU: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri, is leaving for Sri Lanka today accepting the official invitation of the Sri Lankan Army chief, Mahesh Senanayeke.

CoAS Chhetri will meet with the President, the Prime Minister and the Defence State Minister of Sri Lanka during the visit. The Nepali Army chief will exchange interactions with chiefs of the Sri Lankan Army, Navy and Air Force, according to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information.

Chhetri will also make an observation tour of the important command headquarters of the Sri Lanka Army in course of the visit.

Chief of General Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa, will take up the responsibility of command as the Acting Chief of Army Staff during CoAS Chhetri's absence, said the Directorate.

CoAS Chettri will return home on January 25.