Third Indian Naval Ship reaches the island with relief goods
Assisting the ongoing relief operations in the island,
the third Indian Ship INS 'Jalashwa' arrived at the port of Colombo on
Tuesday (30th May 2017), states navy media. The ship is commanded by
Captain TV Sunil.
The Ship had brought a consignment of essential
supplies including dry rations, bottles of drinking water, makeshift
shelters and medicine. Three medical teams and four lifesaving teams
onboard INS 'Jalashwa' are to assist ongoing relief operations. In
addition, the ship also carries six small craft for relief operations.
Secretary to the President PB Abeykoon, High
Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Commander
of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Defence Attache‚ to the
Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Ashok Rao, senior naval
officers and government officials were present at the occasion to
receive the ship.
Two Indian ships, INS 'Kirch' and INS 'Shardul' also
arrived to the island with relief aids on 27th and 28th respectively to
strengthen the longstanding mutual relationship between neighbouring
countries and their navies.