Pakistan Naval War College Alumni Association Launched in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Chapter of Pakistan’s Naval War College AlumniAssociation (PNWCAA) was launched in an impressive ceremony held at Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence Sri Lanka, will be the Chief Patron of PNWCAA. Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, NI (M), was the guest of honour at the event, which was also attended by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi, says a press release received here from Pakistan High Commission in Colombo. The event was also attended by Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Gen Jagat Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff Sri Lanka as well as otherdistinguished guests besides members of the new Association.

National Anthems of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were played on the occasion followed by welcome address by Defence Advisor of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt.

Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, NI (M) in his address said that Pakistan Navy feels privileged to train bright officers of the Sri Lankan Navy.

He expressed the hope that launching of Association would further promote the bonds developed by the officers and their families with Pakistan following their one year stay during the course.
Sri Lankan Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage in his address highlighted the closeness between the two countries especially in the field of Defence.

He said that launching a platform for officers who have undergone training in Pakistan Naval War College would further strengthen relationship between the two armed forces.

The Naval War College is Pakistan Navy’s premier institution providing training to the mid-career officers of Pakistan Navy as well as to a limited number of officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and various Allied forces.
Presently, the College conducts a 40 weeks course for officers of the rank of Lieutenant Commanders/Commanders. On successful completion of Staff Course, the participants are awarded ‘psn’ symbol by the College and B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in War Studies by the Bahria University, Islamabad.

The College has earned a place of high repute as an institution of knowledge and learning in the Armed Forces of Pakistan and Allied countries.

A large number of allied officers from Bangladesh , Bahrain , China , Egypt , Fiji , Ghana , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Kenya , Kuwait , Libya , Malaysia , Nigeria , Oman , Palestine , Qatar , Sri Lanka , Saudi Arabia , Sudan , Tanzania , Turkey , Uganda and UAE have graduated from the College.

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