Lanka plans month-long military exercise from July 1

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  1. The Sri Lankan army has said that it will conduct “Exercise – Western Shield” starting from July 01,2019.
  2. The exercise will coincide with 10 years of the end of the island nation’s 30-year civil conflict between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels.
  3. The exercise will provide an opportunity for army trainees to march through those areas that are inaccessible to others,except forest conservation authorities.
  4. The army further said that army personnel would also be trained to stay well-attuned,refreshed and upgraded to meet with any future warfare threat.