US aircraft carrier to visit SL tomorrow

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The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a planned port visit tomorrow (28), the US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement today.

It was reported that the Carrier Strike Group had included the USS Nimitz, the cruiser USS Princeton and destroyers USS Howard, USS Shoup, USS Pinckney and USS Kidd.  It said that the ships were scheduled to depart Colombo on Tuesday (31).

“Reflecting the growing relationship between the U.S. and Sri Lankan navies, this is the first time an aircraft carrier has visited Sri Lanka since 1985, and follows the recent completion of the inaugural bilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) naval exercise,” it said.    

“Building our maritime partnership in step with Sri Lanka’s own progress on reconciliation and human rights advances our shared national goals of fostering security and stability,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap.  

“I’m delighted that U.S sailors will have the chance to visit Sri Lanka, meet with its wonderful people, and take part in public service activities at schools, hospitals, and rest homes that will improve the lives of Sri Lankans of all ages,” he added.

The statement said the carrier strike group would add an estimated Rs. 1.54 billion ($10 million USD) to the Sri Lankan economy as the ships purchase supplies and thousands of U.S. sailors come ashore and support local businesses.

The USS Nimitz is more than 23 stories high from the keel to the top of the mast and is approximately 333 meters long. It can accommodate more than 5,000 personnel, with its kitchens providing more than 18,000 meals each day. It produces 1.5 million liters of fresh water daily and its two barber shops give 1,500 haircuts each week. The USS Nimitz’s home port is in the state of Washington.

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 27 October 2017 01:27 PM

    Wow this is a prestigious visit, it needs to be realized that such a visit would never happen if MaRa was in power.

    sach Friday, 27 October 2017 10:37 PM

    there is nothing prestigious abt this

    RAK Friday, 27 October 2017 01:27 PM

    En-route to Korean Peninsula ahead of Trumps Visit there

    ceylon Friday, 27 October 2017 01:55 PM

    wonders of enginearing.wellcome to lanka. via DM Android App

    FR Friday, 27 October 2017 08:02 PM

    Wonders of Applied Physics and Applied Maths.

    KaluSuddha Friday, 27 October 2017 02:14 PM

    Very soon Sri Lanka will a state of USA and there will be a US aircraft carrier stationed permanently

    concerned citizen Saturday, 28 October 2017 03:05 AM

    US passports !!!!!

    AUSLANKA Friday, 27 October 2017 03:13 PM

    It is truly a grand occasion for Sri Lanka's economy and for Colombo businesses. Many other countries and ports will envy this opportunity for Sri Lanka as Nimitz is on the way to Korean waters to strengthen other US naval vessels in the peninsula.

    Hiran Shanaka Friday, 27 October 2017 03:22 PM

    We hope you guys could make frequent visits and make USD 10 million contribution to our SL economy.

    Hautaum Friday, 27 October 2017 06:37 PM

    utilize the opportunity to increase incomes for Naval visits

    Thanos Friday, 27 October 2017 08:22 PM

    This is going to be an awesome sight. What time is she entering the port. I want to be at galle-face by then.

    nick Friday, 27 October 2017 09:07 PM

    this is not going to make our Chinese & Russian buddies who cares everyone is welcome but please dont cheat us via DM Android App

    Jigsaw Jakson Saturday, 28 October 2017 07:58 AM

    Welcome To Sri Lanka The 500 crew .


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