Did you know that the new Sri Lankan President received training in Pakistan’s military college in 1972?
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a former military officer.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the new president of Sri Lanka, is a former military officer. He resumed the presidential office after a triumphant win at the elections on November 18th. As per the reports, he has pledged that one of his top priorities would be the national security.
The best part about this news is that the 70-year-old retired military officer is MCS (Military College of Signals, alumni. Military College of Signals is now a part of NUST (National University of Science & Technology).
In 1972, Gotabaya Rajapaksa received his initial training for three months under the ‘Young Officers Course’ at MCS.
H.E. @GotabayaR, who has been elected as the President of #SriLanka, underwent training for 3 months at the ‘Signal Young Officers Course’ at #NUST #MCS, Rawalpindi, in 1972. NUST Family congratulates H.E. Rajapaksa on his victory.#DefiningFutures pic.twitter.com/UIJA4nLFGX
— NUST (@Official_NUST) November 24, 2019
He has recently announced to carry on with a neutral foreign policy, and as of now, the experts happen to believe that the retired military officer’s appointment as the new president of Sri Lanka bodes well for our country.