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Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage said that nearly 80 per cent of the Sri Lankan Navy personnel received some of their training in India, the Hindu reported.
Recalling his own training stints in places such as Kerala and the Nilgiris, he said: “Irrespective of the other differences that may exist, navy cadets of both countries speak the same language.”
He made this remark, at a reception hosted by the Indian High Commission in Colombo on Friday on board an Indian training ship at the Colombo Harbour.
On Saturday, as many as 250 trainees with the Sri Lankan Navy were on board the Indian ships for ‘sea experience’, in navy parlance. While two vessels are scheduled to leave late Saturday, the third would return to India on Sunday.
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha said that India, in addition to having a broad-based engagement with Sri Lanka, shared very strong ties that were both explicit and subtle.
Part of a training interaction initiative, the experience sought to expose trainees to the rigours of the sea, officials said
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  • Sara Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:00 AM

    That's good. India is our close friend.But we ddnt know Jaya lalitha's re-action. some Time she will act a another drama for it. via DM Android App

    me Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:00 AM

    India does not deserve Sri Lanka's cooperation. via DM Android App

    mano Saturday, 20 April 2013 11:40 PM

    the truth is coming out. thank you

    dilan.fernando Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:58 AM

    Take that Jayalalitha and her goons!!!

    shamindra ferdinando Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:52 AM

    don't forget India trained over half a dozen terrorist groups, established so-called Tamil National Army (TNA)

    Jai Sunday, 21 April 2013 05:20 AM

    You guys always say we don't need India's help but in reality you guys depend on it......

    truth hurts Monday, 22 April 2013 11:35 AM

    there wouldn't have been a terrorist group at all if everyone were treated equally in this country....the country changed only after suffering for 30 years


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