Two Japanese MSDF ships arrive at Colombo Port

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Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Ikazuchi” and “Murasame” arrived at the Colombo Port on a goodwill visit yesterday.\

They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

The Commander Escort Division I, Captain Atsushi Nakasuji and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Kazuharu Hokazono and Commander Kenji Fujii paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo.

They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.
 
The visiting Japanese ships are due to take part in a passage Exercise (Passex) with two SLN craft in the seas off Colombo prior to their departure.
A ship visit has also been arranged by the visiting Japanese ships for SLN and SLCG family members as a gesture of friendship. (Navy.lk)

 
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  • Waco Saturday, 04 April 2015 02:38 PM

    Department of Police, through the Japanese Embassy please arrange your men and women to learn self defence from these Japanese Sailors.. They are extremely good.

    ranga Saturday, 04 April 2015 04:32 PM

    Hope the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry obtained approval from the Indian counterparts... Lol...

    vasanth Saturday, 04 April 2015 05:37 PM

    Indian companies have oil platforms in Vietnam , India gets constant threats from china for entering in to south china sea.. it applies here for them..

    sanga Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:04 PM

    Japan does not threaten any country and they friendy with anyone if you are friendly.


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