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13 August 2013 08:54 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, Ariake DD- 109 and Setogiri DD- 156, arrived at the Port of Colombo for logistics requirements on Monday.

The Sri Lanka Navy said that the ships are en route for Counter Piracy Operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

Head of the team, Commander Escort Division 7, Captain Hirofumi Shimizu and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Yoshihiro Kai and Commander Toshiyuki Iwanami paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

“Ariake” is a destroyer with two helicopters onboard. It is 150.5 meters in length. It consists of a complement of 200 naval personnel and has a displacement of 4,550 tons. “Setogiri” is also a destroyer with a helicopter onboard. It is 137 meters in length and has a displacement of 3,550 tons. It consists of a complement of 200 naval personnel.

The ships’ complements will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. The visiting Japanese ships will stay in Sri Lanka tomorrow (14).

  Comments - 6

  • nalaka Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:34 AM

    surrendered to US in WW2 now they are US puppets

    simple mind Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:08 AM

    And one of the biggest donors to Sri Lanka.

    ChaarlisGoiya Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:08 AM

    Tora... Tora... Tora...!

    ANTON Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:27 AM


    kasyapa Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:27 PM

    Although these ships would not stay longer in SL they are in SL to ensure the safety of the Japanese Princess's scheduled visit to SL during this weekend.

    gemba Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:07 PM

    Why bring up the past? Every nation has something to hide , in their past. Lets move forward. In any case the present generation in a country cannot be held responsible for deeds done by their ancestors.

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