- The Sri Lankan army has said that it will conduct “Exercise – Western Shield” starting from July 01,2019.
- 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.
- The exercise will provide an opportunity for army trainees to march through those areas that are inaccessible to others,except forest conservation authorities.
- 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.
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