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…

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Indian Navy Ships Arrive Trincomalee for Slinex-18

September 7, 2018 – Indian Naval Ships Kirch, Sumitra and Cora Divh entered Trincomalee, Sri Lanka to participate in the sixth edition of SLINEX 2018, a bi-lateral Naval Exercise between India and Sri Lanka, from 07 to 13 September 2018. The inaugural ceremony of the exercise held onboard SLNS Sayurala was attended by Rear Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi, Flag Officer…

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Sri Lanka Navy Ceremonially Takes Over USCGC Sherman in Honolulu

August 28, 2018 – The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe officially took over the Ex-USCG “Sherman” into Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held at Honolulu, Hawaii, United States yesterday (27th August). The name for the new ship has yet to be announced. The USCGC “Sherman” is the second US Coast Guard Ship provided to SLN by the US…

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USS Anchorage Departs Sri Lanka

August 31, 2018 – United States Naval Ship “Anchorage” which arrived at the port of Trincomalee on last 24th Aug. for a training tour, departed the island on 28th August on completion of a successful tour. Sri Lanka Navy made customary farewell to the departing ship, in compliance with naval traditions.The crew of the ship which was on a four day training tour,…

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USS Anchorage arrives in Sri Lanka

August 23, 2018 – USS Anchorage (LPD 23) with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Trincomalee for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 24. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have opportunities to explore the local area and meet with their counterparts during exercises with the Sri Lanka Navy and Marines. The visit is also an opportunity…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th…

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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to…

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USNS Mercy Departs Sri Lanka

Sailors participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Trincomalee aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 9, bound for the mission’s fourth port visit in Nha Trang, Vietnam. “We’ve continued to build upon the partnerships we forged during prior Pacific Partnerships,” said Capt. David Bretz, PP18 mission commander. “The teamwork I saw between the Sri Lankans…

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USNS Mercy arrives in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

U.S and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 25. The mission in Trincomalee will continue through May 8 and will feature Pacific Partnership doctors and medical personnel working side-by-side with Sri Lankan medical professionals to exchange best practices. Additionally, U.S. 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.…

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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,…

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Chinese ocean-going naval task group ends visits to 20 countries

A Chinese naval task group on an ocean-going visit mission came back to a naval port in Zhoushan City , Zhejiang Province of East China, on Oct 15, after completing its mission of visiting 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. The task group consisted of the guided-missile destroyer Changchun, the guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu.…

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