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Six ships representing the navies of Russia, China, India, Bangladesh and Singapore will call on the port of Colombo on December 7 to mark Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th anniversary, Navy Commander Thisara Samarasinghe said.

He said that that Navy Commanders and representatives from 22 navies will also attend the ceremonies associated with the anniversary.

A special conference will be held on December 8 with foreign naval Commanders and officers on maritime security. (SD)

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  • malkanthi Friday, 26 November 2010 03:43 AM

    Navy head quarters is located in colombo, naturally the anniversary celebration should be held at the same venue.

    Mel Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:36 PM

    Colombo is our main harbour. And how do you expect them to use Hambantota harbour when it is still under construction?

    nala3 Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:45 PM

    MR will certainly invite them to visit the historic Hambantota Port.

    Mushi Thursday, 25 November 2010 06:48 PM

    I wonder how Abdul ranked India as a regional superpower...your own ranking??

    Pissa ge malli Friday, 26 November 2010 01:39 AM

    How about Burma, Iran too.

    Pissa ge malli Friday, 26 November 2010 01:40 AM

    Why not Hambantota ?

    SL Friday, 26 November 2010 02:24 AM

    Maganpura port is a commercial port and war ships not allowed there. Navy should send those ships to Nandikadal to see a dead pig.

    Hash Friday, 26 November 2010 02:46 AM

    Will the public get a chance to see these ships?

    dpl Friday, 26 November 2010 02:55 AM

    well and good but srilanka need to development in education. health. food. agriculture. more importanted than forces.

    Knight Ryder Friday, 26 November 2010 03:29 AM

    Another BIG wonder they cannot increase the salaries anymore...since they need all that money for Gala Events.

    Fair N Square Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:51 PM

    Did they refuse to come to Hambantota and chose Colombo instead? a slap in the face?

    TMA Friday, 26 November 2010 04:28 AM

    If US or British ships came. Wonder what kind of shout our 'patriots' made

    HuHu Friday, 26 November 2010 06:06 AM

    Hambantota the pearl's port in the Indian ocean.

    ddj Friday, 26 November 2010 06:07 AM

    JUST warfare.

    perera Friday, 26 November 2010 07:14 AM


    GKA Friday, 26 November 2010 07:26 AM

    There is no Naval presence yet at Hambantota. Colombo port is the HQ base of the SLN and has all the facilities and security. That could be the reason...friend.

    Wasantha Friday, 26 November 2010 07:54 AM

    Why not call them to Magampura harbour?.

    Cobra Friday, 26 November 2010 01:18 PM

    Like vultures zeroing on a carcass! Wonder where they were when we were struggling with the Sea Tigers!!!

    Dagobert Friday, 26 November 2010 03:29 PM

    Wasantha & the likes, do not be sarcastic.
    This is a historical occasion for the annals of the Sri Lanka Navy.

    Manjula Abu Dhabi Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:41 AM

    Yes Why are they in colombo when all the drama is in hambantota. After the colossal amount spent

    Kamal Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:48 PM

    Because we didn't wonna another battle between India & pakistan in Colombo port :) ... but Pakistan Navy Commander probably will be there

    hemantha Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:41 PM

    All the commanders of War ships should allow to meet and talk to our war hero presently spending his retirement @ welikada prison...

    Abdul Razeen Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:43 PM

    What does SF have to do with the navy in the first place?

    Abdul Razeen Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:45 PM

    Good to see that the military partnerships with the UN security council's China and Russia, as well as the regional superpower India is still strong even after the war.

    Nimal Perera Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:05 PM

    Why did Sri Lanka leave out Pakistan? Are they not our true friends?

    Mel Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:08 PM

    Yeah, I'm sure they have nothing better to do.

    cycgota Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:21 PM

    why all these war ships keep on coming only to sri lanka ? are they have love on sri lanka ??

    JAY Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:01 PM

    war heros yes betrayers and traitors no

    Ranjit Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:08 PM

    How about Hambantota?

    Mawbima Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:19 PM

    WHO PAYS FOR THIS... Should we keep on wasting money for the sake of celebration, in country with limited resources..

    Hasiya Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:38 PM

    Wow... that would be great... See how much the Govt can do, when SF is not there..

    Serendib Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:50 PM

    you a disgrace to the country,you do you lick bones so much??????????????

    micky Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:54 PM

    well said Abdul Razeen.

    Mirza Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:18 PM

    Good Work and Good Contributions.

    pbj Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:19 PM

    Why not to Hambanthota !.

    Faqi Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:34 PM

    Did same thing happed to Pakistan like SF?

    Above the crowd Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:34 PM

    Please don't start the WW 111 here .We just got a new cabinet!!!

    malkanthi Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:09 PM

    May Pakistan ships are unable to make it on this day. Probably the Naval commander will visit to grace this occasion.

    union Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:23 PM

    To discuss ethical warfare?

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