Sri Lankan Navy P 625 Arrives at Colombo

July 8, 2019 – The P 625 vessel taken over from the People’s Republic of China on 05th June 2019, to increase the operational capabilities of the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived at the port of Colombo this morning (08th July 2019). The ship arrived at the Colombo harbour was warmly welcomed in compliance with time-honored naval traditions. Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka, H.E. Cheng Xueyuan, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Deputy…

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His Excellency the President commissions P 626 as SLNS Gajabahu at Colombo

June 6, 2019 – The vessel P 626 acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US government in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm, was commissioned as SLNS ‘Gajabahu’ on a ceremonial note by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena at Colombo harbour today (06th June 2019). Gajabhu is the former USCGC Sherman. Religious dignitaries of all faiths including the Venerable Maha Sangha, State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretaries to the Ministries including the…

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Ex-USCG Sherman sails into new home territory

May 12, 2019 – Ex-United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Sherman taken over by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US government, arrived at the port of Colombo today (12th May). The vessel acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy from the US government in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm, arrived at the port of Colombo around 10.00 a.m. this morning. Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the newly arrived platform in compliance with naval traditions on the harbor premises. The ship is commanded by…

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USS Rushmore Makes Port Call to Colombo

December 21, 2018 – USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a scheduled port visit Dec. 21. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have opportunities to explore the local area and visit historical sites in Sri Lanka. Part of a growing U.S.-Sri Lanka naval partnership, the visit marks the second port visit by a ship assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) following USS Anchorage’s visit to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in August. Additionally the visit follows the…

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Two JMSDF Ships Arrive at Colombo

September 30, 2018 – Two ships – ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today. The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival. ‘Kaga’ is a 248m long vessel with a displacement of 19,950 tons. Its crew is consisted of 400 naval personnel. Meanwhile ‘Inazuma’ is 151m in length with a displacement of 4,550 tons. It is manned by a crew of 170. The crew members of…

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KRI Sultan Hasanuddin Visits Colombo September 8-10

September 10, 2018 – Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Sultan Hasanuddin’ which arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 08th September, left for her remaining sailing itinerary from Colombo today on completion of a successful tour. Sri Lanka Navy bade farewell to the departing vessel in accordance with naval traditions. A group of officials from the Embassy of Indonesia in Colombo was also present on the occasion.  During her 3 day visit in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew visited some of the popular tourist attractions in the country and…

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SLNS Sindurala Commissioned April 19th

Google Translation The second high-tech deep sea watch vessel, produced by the Sri Lanka Navy, was commissioned by Hon. , Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, at 5.30 pm yesterday at the Container Terminal of the Colombo harbor. A distinguished gathering was greeted by the Hon. Prime Minister, who was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Thereafter the Hon. Prime Minister who inspected the award ceremony donated the syllabus to the ship’s ship authority to Captain Saman Perera, Commanding Officer of the new vessel. Thereafter, Captain…

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PNS Saif Port Visit in Colombo

Making a four day goodwill visit, the Pakistan Naval Ship “Saif” arrived in Sri Lanka November 5th. According to Navy media, the ship was accorded a traditional welcome upon its arrival at the Port of Colombo. The 123 m long and 13.2 m wide ship, ‘Saif’ carries a crew of 225 Naval personnel. Before its departure on Wednesday (08th), the crew of the ship is scheduled to take part in a number of programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.

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USS Nimitz first carrier to visit Sri Lanka in 32 Years

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a port visit Oct. 28. The visit follows the recent completion of the inaugural bilateral naval exercise CARAT Sri Lanka and the U.S. Navy’s participation in Sri Lanka’s Galle Dialogue. USS Nimitz’ (CVN 68) taking part marks the first time a U.S. carrier has visited Sri Lanka since the now-decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk visited in 1985. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have opportunities to explore the local community and meet with their counterparts in the Sri Lankan…

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard Commissions Former Indian Coast Guard Ship

Google Translation [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCi7w_a31uQ[/embedyt] The Sri Lanka Coastguard has been appointed as the “Suraksha” by the Indian Coast Guard today (21st October) by Ruwan Wijewardene, who was handed over to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard by the Coast Guard. The appointment of this authority took place today (21st October) at the Colombo Port. The vessel is to be shipped as the largest ship of the Department of Coast Conservation. Honorable Maha Nayer Thera, Chief Non-Religious Priests, Defense Secretary, Attorney at Law Kapila Wijeratne, Ministry Secretaries, High Commissioner of India in…

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BNS Somudra Avijan Arrives in Colombo

The Bangladeshi Naval Ship Somudra Avigan arrived on a goodwill visit today (Oct. 23) at the Port of Colombo. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy and the Commander Security Forces – Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, Commodore S. Asm Pervez, was also present at the occasion. [smartslider3 slider=31] Subsequently, the Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander M. Muntesarman, accompanied the Commander of the Naval Command, Rear Admiral Nira Attygalle, at the Western Naval Command Headquarters. There they exchanged mementos for a number of crucial issues of bilateral importance.…

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