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Australian Naval Ship ‘HMAS Toowoomba’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on Friday on a goodwill visit, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Daily Mirror online.

Ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Brendon Zilko accompanied by Australian Defence Adviser to Sri Lanka, Colonel Michael Collie paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

“HMAS Toowoomba” is an Anzac Class Frigate with a displacement of 3600 tons. It is 118 meters in length and has a complement of 192 naval personnel onboard. The ship’s crew will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. The visiting Australian ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 04th June.(DM oinline)

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  • ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:42 AM

    I THINK HAMBANTHOTA PORT IS MORE CLOSER THAN COLOMBO PORT, WHY DIDN'T THEY GO THERE ?

    dev Sunday, 02 June 2013 12:00 AM

    hambantota only docks fishing trawlers not ships. via DM Android App

    Lankan Sunday, 02 June 2013 03:43 AM

    Because Colombo is more happening you mutt.

    ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 06:10 AM

    THAT IS WHAT I SAID MORON, HAMBANTHOTA NOTHING HAPPENING.

    Burampi Aathaa Sunday, 02 June 2013 07:34 AM

    It depend on where the ship is coming from. Plus, Hambanthota Port is a commercial harbour is the second reason. It is a pity your puny mind is unable to see these reasons!

    ANTON Monday, 03 June 2013 01:44 AM

    I THINK YOUR BRAIN CELLS ARE DETERIORATING FASTER THAN THE NORMAL RATE, HAVE A GOOD CHECKUP.

    y this kolai veri Monday, 03 June 2013 03:34 AM

    Y foreign navy ships coming to SL regularly?? is there any specific reasons?? eg: Last month Pakistan,India,France and China ...

    Abdul Rahman Monday, 03 June 2013 12:28 PM

    Sri Lanka is in Strategic Location. Espcially Colombo , Trincomale Port. Those who control it, controls whole Indian Ocean.


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