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Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, Samidare DD-106 and Sazanami DD-113, arrived at the Port of Colombo for a goodwill and supply visit today.

The navy headquarters said that the ships are en route for Counter Piracy Operations off the Coast of Somaliya and in the Gulf of Aden.

Head of the mission, Commander Escort Division IV, Captain Hiroaki Tajiri and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Takashi Saito and Commander Yasihiro Hayashi 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.

“Samidare” and “Sazanami” are both destroyers, which are 151 meters in length. “Samidare” has a displacement of 4,550 tons while “Sazanami” has a displacement of 4,650 tons. Each consists of a complement of 190 naval personnel onboard.

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 until 29th November.

Earlier, five Russian naval ships and an Indian naval ship visited Sri Lanka for goodwill visit.


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  • OMG Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:54 AM

    Hey whats going on? Too many navy ships coming to Colomgo these days.

    Yuri Thursday, 28 November 2013 02:05 PM

    picnic time in Ceylon

    ranga Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:03 PM

    only bebefit we can sell some food and petrol for the ship !!!, not to mention docking fee !!!

    Premarathne Friday, 29 November 2013 02:26 AM

    Galle Dalog

    Dilan Friday, 29 November 2013 06:45 AM

    Please take some ex tigers and drop them in UK and Canada


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