Written by Tharushan Fernando
16 Apr, 2016 | 9:37 pm
Three Indian naval vessels docked at the Colombo harbour for a Naval exercise.
The Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron comprising the INS Tir , INS Sujatha and Coast Guard Ship Varuna, arrived at the Port of Colombo on a training visit on Friday.
The Indian naval ships were ceremonially welcomed on their arrival by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions. Mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion.
The three Indian ships are scheduled to leave Sri Lanka April 19, 2016, having conducted a joint-naval exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy.
The Sri Lanka Navy has also decided to despatch several vessel on patrol in the Strait of Malacca. At present the Navy hopes to dispatch the vessels Sayura , Samudura, Sagara and Jaya Sagara for this purpose.
The Navy Media Spokesperson said that the Navy hopes to purchase two more Naval vessels from India in 2017 and 2018.
The Navy Media Spokesperson said that two Sri Lankan vessels are currently engaged in a training mission in the Strait of Malacca.
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