RAWALPINDI:(APS NEWS) June 7, 2015: A reception was hosted today at Colombo for COAS General Raheel Sharif by Quetta Alumni association,an effective body of large group of Srilankan military Students trained in Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion COAS said that relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is special, and defence and security cooperation has been central to this relationship. We would always stand with our brothers on their way to greater security and prosperity. Paying rich tributes to Sri Lankan armed forces for their resilience, professionalism and sacrifices in war against terrorism, COAS said Sri Lanka has fought a long war against terrorism and its model of counter insurgency and later efforts for sustainable peace are text book case study. COAS said that States that suffered from internal conflict collapsed because their institutions, particularly Armed forces were unable to sustain. Pakistan and Srilanka have shown resilience in fight against terrorism for bringing peace and stability in the region. Referring to ongoing operation Zarbe Azb, COAS said the aim of this operation is to bring enduring peace and stability in Pakistan and the region. With the support of our Nation, we have successfully dismantled their infrastructure and created significant effects. we as a nation are determined to take this surge to its logical end, whatever it may take. Earlier, on arrival at reception, COAS was received by Lieutenant General A W J C De Silva, Commander of Srilanka Army.