Written by Staff Writer
21 Aug, 2018 | 2:29 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A ship belonging to the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force arrived in Sri Lanka.
The Japanese Naval ship “Ikazuchi” docked at the Port of Trincomalee. The vessel which is on a 3-day official goodwill visit was accorded a traditional naval welcome at the Eastern Port by the Sri Lanka Navy.
Deputy Area Commander of Eastern Naval Command Commodore Nandana Jayarathna was also present at the occasion.
The Mission Commander of the ship Captain Ryoko Azuma accompanied by the Commanding Officer and other officers paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters following which they held cordial discussions focusing on enhancing bilateral cooperation.
During the official visit, the ship’s crew is scheduled to visit a number of locations around the country and participate in several special programmes arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy in enhancing mutual relationships.
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