Army Chief General VK Singh on 05 September 2010 (Sunday ) will proceed on a three day visit to Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral military ties. During this trip, General VK Singh will have discussions with His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, the President and Hon,ble Mr DM Jayaratne, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The Army Chief will also hold talks with all three service chiefs of Sri Lanka Armed Forces and would be presented with ‘Guard of Honour’ at Colombo. The Army Chief will also visit training institutions, Service Headquarters and various operational units to give boost to defence cooperation between both countries. India-Sri Lanka relations are multifaceted and have been built upon a legacy of historic links, common culture, shared commitment to democracy and a common orientation towards non-alignment in foreign policy. Both countries share a common vision of peace and stability in the world. Both India and Sri Lanka enjoy an excellent relationship between governments, Military and above all the people of the two nations. India aims to maintain close, amiable and cooperative relations with Sri Lanka at both military and government levels.