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Japanese Naval Ship ‘Ikazuchi’ arrives at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port

Published Jan 16, 2019
Updated May 28, 2020

Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship ‘Ikazuchi’ arrived at the Port of Hambantota on Tuesday (15 January) on three-day goodwill visit.

The Mission Commander, Captain Ryoko Azuma accompanied by the Commanding Officer and a host of officers of the ship called on Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweeara at the Southern Naval Command Headquarters and engaged in discussions focused on enhancing of mutual cooperation, the Navy said.

The Deputy Area Commander of Southern Naval Command, Commodore Ranjith Premarathn and the Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Captain Atsuhiro Morore were also present on this occasion.

During the 3 day official visit, the ship’s crew is scheduled to visit popular tourist destinations and participate in several special events organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in a bid to enhance camaraderie between the two forces.