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Third Indian Naval Ship reaches island with relief materials

Third Indian Naval Ship reaches the island with relief goods

[May 31 2017]

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.


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