Sri Lankan Officers To Get Training In Quetta

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The two Sri Lankan military officers, Wing Commander Shantha Dassanayake and Major Channa Harischandra, who returned to the island after the Indian government decided to repatriate them succumbing to pressure from Tamil Nadu extremist parties who were protesting against Sri Lankan military personnel being given training in Tamil Nadu, are expected to be provided training in Quetta Pakistan instead.

The Defence Services Staff Course (DSSC) is essential for an officer’s carrier progression. Hence these two officers will have to find an opportunity to follow this course elsewhere and not in India, as there are no other institutions in India that provides the similar course.

Therefore the Sri Lankan government is currently in the process of seeking other alternatives, and according to information there is a possibility that Pakistan is willing to offer these two officers placement there. When inquired from the military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya, regarding this new development, he did not rule out the possibility of these two officers being offered the opportunity to attend the Command and Staff College, in Quetta Pakistan.

The Command and Staff College, Quetta, is the oldest and the most prestigious institution of the Pakistan Army.
The Command and Staff College has been the alma mater of many renowned soldiers from countries the world over. Some of the distinguished personalities include Field Marshals Wavell, Montgomery, Auchinleck and Slim (UK), Blarney (Australia), Ayub Khan (Pakistan) and Manekshaw (India).

Source: The Sunday Leader

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