SLNS Parakramabahu Commissioned in Colombo

August 22, 2019 – The vessel P 625, acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the People’s Republic of China in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm, was commissioned as SLNS ‘Parakramabahu’ on a ceremonial note by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena at Colombo today. Religious dignitaries of all faiths including the Venerable Maha Sangha, Secretaries to the Ministries including the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Rtd) Shantha Kottegoda, the Ambassador to the People’s…

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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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Sri Lanka Navy takes over P 625 from People’s Republic of China

June 5, 2019 – The official taking over ceremony of P 625 ship to Sri Lanka Navy from People’s Republic of China was held under the patronage of Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna at the Shanghai Dockyard in China on 5th June 2019. Accordingly, the ship was officially handed over to Commanding Officer of P 625 Captain by the Director General of Equipment and Technical Cooperation Bureau of Chinese Army (Navy) Major General Fan Jianjun. This ship built in 1994, is 112m long and…

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