Iranian warships to dock in Sri Lanka

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A fleet of Iranian warships is moving towards Southeast Asia and will likely dock in Sri Lanka, India or China, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Rear Admiral Sayyari said the fleet of Iranian warships is moving towards Southeast Asia to pass through the Strait of Malacca.

The Strait of Malacca is a narrow, 805 km stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

The Navy commander told the Islamic Republic news agency that Iranian warships have already started their voyage to the East of the Indian Ocean, and will likely dock in Sri Lanka, India or China.

“This fleet of warship will definitely traverse through the Strait of Malacca in the very Eastern point of the Indian Ocean and will then return to Iran,” Sayyari noted.

Meantime, the commander rejected the speculations about joint military exercises with China, stressing that such drills are not on the agenda of the Iranian Navy.

In December 2012, Sayyari had said that the Iranian Navy has been able to successfully expand its operational zone to the Northern waters of the Indian Ocean and is now operating in a vast area.

“Stretching the Navy’s operational range from a small limited zone to the northern waters of the Indian Ocean and an area of 2,000,100 square kilometers was another golden page in the history of the Navy’s glories,” he said at the time.

He added that the Navy’s ability to expand its presence in the sea is vital for Iran’s progress.
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  • Lional K Sunday, 24 February 2013 04:14 PM

    We might also become a target, easy target for target practice, stupid victims of a devastating war

    Ajith Monday, 25 February 2013 06:53 AM

    I accept it... the Brand Sri Lanka, never took off.. and now it reflects war and problems.. Ceylon is much better, and resembles peace for me... Love to see the lovely 'Ceylon' back...

    Chow Chow Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:49 PM

    So will you, chief.

    Mr.Bean Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:14 PM

    Are they bringing Halal Arms and ammunitions.......

    Dinesh Sunday, 24 February 2013 04:56 AM

    Just great.....another nail in the coffin to seal the fate of Sri Lanka at the Geneva conference....

    J.Paul Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:48 PM

    Please, go and use Hambantotwa, you will be welcomed, as no other ships use it.

    Pasel Monday, 25 February 2013 12:51 PM

    This is iran's plan when iran go down it will take lanka with it

    Mushi Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    US what can u do about this? Iran is brave enough to resist u.Ur sanctions r rediculed by it. via DM Android App

    Yuri Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:27 AM

    They also good at Killing babies !

    Lanka Putra Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Confirm it will dock at Srilankan harbor only . Whats next ...

    Gabo Singho Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:50 PM

    The only few allies that Iran has are Hesbollah, Hamas & Syria. They have no other real allies. True they support Venezuela and Cuba but of no significance.

    banana republic Monday, 25 February 2013 01:33 PM

    invite north Korean navy for joint drill..coz SL is in same club..lol

    Barath Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:46 AM

    Will they unload some banned statues at some point?

    aafi Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:53 AM

    Not as good as the Jews.

    james Monday, 25 February 2013 01:46 PM

    but most of the countries in middle east have 100% Muslim population you fool. so it does belongs to Muslims. . just because you clean toilets in work visa doesn't mean you own that country.

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:16 AM

    Creating Unnecessary Tension.

    S. Kumarihami Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:59 AM

    This will certainly help us in March.
    This is what happens to a country when uneducated elected purely beacuse their big mouth. Medhamulane Mullaa must be cornered to a Mulle`.
    We need our peaceful lovely 'Ceylon' back.
    S.K.Paranawithana.

    Bandara Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:58 PM

    IRAN IS OUR BEST FRIEND. SRI LANKA IS PROUD TO GIVE IRAM DOCKING FACILITIES

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:17 AM

    Our Navy Will Be On Alert

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:24 AM

    Don't Know Why So Many Warships Coming Towards Sri Lanka. Something Fishy

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:26 AM

    Iranians Will Be On Pins In Case They Are Spotted By American Warships.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:39 PM

    Hope It Is Not Nuclear Powered. Because If There Is A Leak We'll All Be Wiped Out.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:46 PM

    Iran Will Be Leasing The Warship To Sri Lanka For Counter Attack Against US Marines

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:48 PM

    How The Govt Will Say That We Are Moving Towards Nuclear Power.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:51 PM

    USA May Misjudge This Warship For A Drifting Fishing Boat.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:53 PM

    We May Have To Inform America To Move The Sixth Fleet A Bit Closer, So That There Will Be A Balance In Power.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:54 PM

    Rehearsing For The 4th World War.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:45 AM

    We like to Worship the Warships !

    raj Monday, 25 February 2013 02:15 PM

    The British didn't destroy or is destroying this country, its the local politicians are destroying it, they use racism, hatred for their benefit and care less that its destroying the country.

    weha Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:10 AM

    Don't be stupid men it is the people of Iran who is suffering from the sanctions not the regime. the regime is just like ours, they don't give a damn about the people

    k.,kUNDU Monday, 25 February 2013 02:41 PM

    Please ask them to have all ships based here This will help us defends Indian and Pakistanis

    Raiz Lankai Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:46 AM

    Please don't come to our country with Halal sign.

    Gamaya Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:23 AM

    US cannot do any thing as ships are travel on international maritime routes.... it's commonsense...

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 25 February 2013 01:45 AM

    Will they ask Halal? Otherwise ok!

    smg Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:34 AM

    BBS can start another protest..

    lannkanatha Monday, 25 February 2013 02:02 AM

    mr Mohamed don`t use your 3/4 Brain oil not belong to Muslim who told you that

    smg Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:39 AM

    BBS can start another protest on this

    club sandwhich Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Surely it will dock only in srilanka .

    edward Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:04 AM

    A fleet of Iranian warships is moving towards Southeast Asia and will likely dock in Sri Lanka, India or China, Iranian Navy Commander ,, its not confirmed ,, if it happend sri lanka in trouble ,

    wild Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:03 AM

    Majority of you people are talking rubbish and out of the topic !! Bunch of losers !!

    ramkumar Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:05 AM

    May be visiting here to get back important things left by the escaped ship detained by the navy a month ago.

    Dinesh Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:14 AM

    US is taking out Iran's allies before it can take out Iran......

    desreali Monday, 25 February 2013 03:10 AM

    Jews dont kill babies and destroy Budha statues like the taliban did,Iran is doing the same.

    mohamed Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:12 AM

    lets boycott them.their oil and oil frm other Muslim countries.lets boycott all the.vehicles run on muslim oil,isnt it a shame when boycott halaal products using or take use of islamic oil?all the money we spend on oil goes to rouge arab or muslim regimes not to a single muslim democracy.

    desreali Monday, 25 February 2013 03:16 AM

    Israel will decimate Iran its a matter of time.

    Harlem Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    let's start WWIII ! via DM Android App

    PRANANDU Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:08 AM

    No,they are coming for teution.

    renu Monday, 25 February 2013 03:47 AM

    Iran should know what happened to Sadam Hussain who tried to show his might to the Internatioinal community, also Gadaffi. Iranian fleet is nothing to the might of the NATO forces

    TERRENCE Monday, 25 February 2013 04:01 AM

    THE PORTUGESE CAME, THE DUTCH CAME, THE BRITISH CAME AND NOW "THE IRANIANS ARE COMING, THE IRANIANS ARE COMING."

    hussa Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    lankanatha, oil doesnt belong only to muslims..but 80% of accesible patrolium is in.muslim.countries... same way srilanka doesnt belong to sinhala only via DM Android App

    raj Monday, 25 February 2013 09:45 AM

    what about the US and European GSP+. Where are we going to sell our garments with out it? Will Iran buy all our tea? and the $ rate will go up.

    kapila Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:54 AM

    Tution. Where? Colombo or Kathankudi?

    raj Monday, 25 February 2013 09:54 AM

    The Middle East does't belong to the Muslims only....

    raj Monday, 25 February 2013 09:55 AM

    You have forgotten the Chinese, they are already here and the Indians, soon they will be farming here

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:35 PM

    Iran Just Want To Show Their Strength.US Nimitz Docked Ar Chennai.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:35 PM

    Another World War.

    Man Monday, 25 February 2013 10:17 AM

    And british destroyed the ceylon,(and still doing so) Thats why all this shit..

    pahan Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:09 PM

    mohomad dont shout, oil will last only another 20 to 30 years

    smg Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:16 PM

    Haha and use bullock carts and bicycles for transport

    Kaslana Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:37 PM

    Why don't we also invite the North Koreans also and have an "axis of evil" party?

    mohamed Monday, 25 February 2013 05:20 AM

    yes,bt Srilanka buy oil only frm muslim countries,u can ask for Venezuela,Angola or Russian oil.bt noone will and can sell for a cheap rate,or u can go dig Israel's 45,000 sqkm inch by inch,not a single drop oil there,

    StrawHat Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:47 PM

    I think they're here to get the Halal certificate given by the ACJU. I think they're gonna give a warship instead of paying so much fees for the certificate! :P

    RASH Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    I was also taught when I started school that the oil wells in the Middle East will dry within the next 20 to 30 years and still it's the only sustainable energy in the world with no mass produced other alternatives via DM iPad app

    smg Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:23 PM

    Yeah believe him, he personally checked the oil wells in the middle east


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