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Three Chinese naval ships arrive at the Port of Colombo

Three Chinese naval ships arrive at the Port of Colombo

Three People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) ships, "Liuzhohu", "Sanya" and "Qinghaihu", arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 17th January 2016. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

The Commander of the Task Force and Deputy Chief of Staff of the South Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, Rear Admiral Yu Manjiang and the ships' Commanding Officers are due to pay a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 18th.

As a gesture of goodwill and friendship, the ships' complements will take part in a friendly soccer and basketball match with the SLN at Welisara Navy base.

Prior to their departure on 21st January, the visiting Chinese ships are due to conduct a Passage Exercise with SLN craft with a view to share professional expertise between the two friendly navies.

Courtesy : Navy Media Unit

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