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President Sirisena opened the newly built modern state-of -the art colossal auditorium with seating capacity for 785 student officers, which was a gift from the Army of the People’s Republic of China. The Sri Lanka Military Academy received this gift as a symbol of the long-lasting friendship between both countries.

Sri Lanka Military Academy Commandant Brigadier Priyantha Senarathne presented appreciative mementos to President Sirisena and the Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyan.

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, former Chief of Defence Staff Jagath Jayasuriya, a host of Senior Army Officers and invitees were present at this occasion.

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