Colombo, October 8: The Deputy High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka Mr. Vinod K. Jacob visited the prestigious General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), at the invitation of Vice-Chancellor of KDU Major General Milinda Peiris. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Brigadier Nanda Hathurusinghe and senior officials of KDU were also present on the occasion.
Mr. Jacob held cordial discussions on ongoing and potential areas of collaboration including institutional linkages of KDU with Indian think – tanks and academic institutions, student exchanges and Research and Development. Mr. Jacob also briefly toured the Sir John Kotelawala Museum. Vice-Chancellor Major General Milinda Peiris fondly recalled his training stints in India and highlighted that India offered the maximum number of training slots for Sri Lankan defence personnel.