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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2612

Felicitation evening held to honour Lanka’s Former Envoy to Pakistan & Ex Army Commander

Colombo, 20 May, (

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association (SLFPA) in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission held a felicitation dinner, last evening, to honour SLFPA’s Immediate Past President General Srilal Weerasuriya in recognition of the conferment of high civil award on him by the Government of Pakistan.

The Ex Army Commander and Sri Lanka's Former High Commissioner to Pakistan, General (R) C. S. Weerasooriya RWP RSP VSV USP ndc G, was decorated with Sitara-i-Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan at Aiwan e Sadar Islamabad, by President HE Mamnoon Hussain.

The Sitara-i-Pakistan was awarded to General Weerasooriya in recognition of his commendable contributions to promote and enhance Pakistan Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations.

The citation read out at the investiture ceremony on 23rd March 2014, inter alia stated that “during [General Weerasooriya’s] ambassadorial assignment, he played a key role in strengthening and deepening Pakistan-Sri Lanka friendly cooperative ties, including the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.”

The association of Gen Weerasooriya with Pakistan began in 1963 when he was enrolled as a Gentleman Cadet at the Pakistan Military Academy, and it continues to date, with the effect of fostering strong commercial and diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Project Chairperson Fathima Razk Cader made the opening remarks and invited Fazal Lafir, Secretary of SLPFA to introduce the dignitaries at the Head Table.

The President of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, Mr Iftikhar Aziz congratulated the General on behalf of the entire membership of SLPFA on this singular achievement. He alsopresented a souvenir to General Srilal Weerasuriya as a token of remembrance.

Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Ms. Amna Baloch read out the message of felicitation on behalf of the High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Qasim Qureshi.

The President and members of the Sri Lankan Pakistan Friendship Association, Vice Patrons Prof. Tony Furqan, Gen. & Mrs. Gerry de Silva, officers of the High Commission of Pakistan, Pakistani expatriate community and guests from a cross section of society were present on the occasion.

- Asian Tribune -

Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Ms. Amna Baloch along with President Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association Mr. Iftikhar Aziz,  presenting souvenir to General Srilal Weerasuriya.
 General Srilal Weerasuriya addressing on the occasion
General & Mrs. Srilal Weerasuriya with the officers of Pakistan High Commission.
 General & Mrs. Srilal Weerasuriya with Ex-co members of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association.
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