Sri Lanka Navy ships Sagara and Suranimala leave for India on a training, goodwill visit
Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sagara and Suranimala left Port of Colombo on Saturday for India on a goodwill visit which also includes training exercises, the Navy Media Unit said.
The two naval ships, which are on a four day official tour, were accorded a formal farewell in accordance with naval traditions as they left the harbor. Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna and senior officers of WNA were also present on this occasion.
The two ships are scheduled to arrive at the Cochin harbor in India, tomorrow (8th Oct).
SLNS Sagara with a crew of about 200 officers and sailors onboard, is commanded by Captain(C) Janaka Nissanka and SLNS Suranimala having a crew of about 120, is commanded by Captain (ASW) Chandima Silva
On completion of their tour successfully, the visiting Sri Lankan Naval ships are scheduled to set sail from Cochin harbor for Sri Lanka on 11th October. [Colombo page Report]