New vessel for Navy fleet arrives in Colombo
[July 09 2019]
The P 625 vessel taken over from the People's Republic
of China on 05th June 2019, for the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived in Colombo
on Monday (08th July 2019). According to Navy media, the vessel was
accorded a traditional welcome by the Sri Lanka Navy upon its arrival at
the Colombo harbor.
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Sri
Lanka, H.E. Mr. Cheng Xueyuan and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral
Piyal De Silva were present at the receiving ceremony.
The 112m long and 12.4m wide vessel has been built in
1994. The Navy intends to utilize the vessel for patrol and surveillance
missions in deep seas around the country. It will also be used for
search and rescue operations and provide security and assistance to the
fishing community. The ship will receive its commission in the near