USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) arrives at port of Trincomalee

USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the US Navy, arrived at the port of Trincomalee today (13th March 2022). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in compliance with naval tradition. The 160m long destroyer is commanded by Commander D.J. Catteral and the ship is manned by 300 as its crew. The crew of USS FITZGERALD (DDG…

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Indian Navy Ships Depart Sri Lanka

INS ‘Chennai’, a Destroyer and the Flagship of the Indian Western Fleet along with the Frigate INS ‘Teg’ which arrived in Colombo on a formal visit on 10th March 2022 departed the island today (12th March). Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing Indian ships in accordance with naval tradition. On their departure, INS ‘Chennai’ and INS ‘Teg’…

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French, Bangladesh and Indian Navy Ships Visit Sri Lanka

Four ships belong to the French, Bangladesh and Indian navies arrived in Colombo and Hambantota on official visits on 08th and 09th March 2022. Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ships in precision with naval tradition. The Support and Assistance Ship ‘Loire’ of the French Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on 08th March and BNS ‘Prottasha’, a Corvette…

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SLINEX Concludes on Successful Note

The Sri Lanka-India Naval Exercise (SLINEX) was successfully held at the Naval Dockyard of Visakhapatnam, India and in the Bay of Bengal from 07th to 10th March 2022. Representing the Sri Lanka Navy, SLNS Sayurala took part in the bilateral naval exercise. The 09th edition of ‘SLINEX’ comprised two phases, as Harbor Phase and Sea Phase. The Indian Navy was…

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Japan-Sri Lanka Goodwill Exercise

The Indo-Pacific and Middle East Deployment 2021 (IMED21) units conducted a goodwill exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open IndoPacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To promote mutual understanding with the Sri Lanka Navy 2. Date February 28 3. Exercise Area Off…

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Maiden Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation

Maiden ‘Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation’ is being conducted between the lead Maritime Security Agencies of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27 and 28 November 2021. Ships and aircraft of Indian Navy (IN), Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) are participating and operating over a vast area in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of…

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CARAT Series 2021 Commences

June 24, 2021 – The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of partner nations commenced with CARAT Sri Lanka, June 24. Taking place throughout South and Southeast Asia, CARAT expands bilateral and multilateral exercises; ensures maritime security, stability, and prosperity; and highlights the United States’ commitment to the…

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