Mon, 23 May 2022 Today's Paper

World’s oldest working full-rigged ship arrives in Colombo

25 October 2016 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

The world’s oldest working full-rigged ship, SS Sørlandet from Norway, has arrived in Colombo. The ship is on a two-year circumnavigation of the world, with 70 high school students from A+ Academy. 
During their stay in Colombo, they will greet the Sri Lankan maritime students and the ship will be part of several events hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Nicknamed ’The Pearl of Norway’, she is quite a beauty with her 27 sails. She has sailed the oceans of the world for close to 90 years, most of the time as a training ship, hosting students and cadets. 


However, her story also has a darker side when she was used as a prison ship during the Second World War.


The visit to Colombo is only one of 44 ports and 22 countries she visits on her two-year circumnavigation. 


The 70 students on board are a mix of Norwegian and international high school students attending the on board boarding school. 

On Thursday, October 27, they will welcome the Mahapola Training Institute, where the Sri Lankan maritime students will get a real-life and maybe hands on experience of a true sail ship. The students will exchange valuable experiences about the life as a sailor and mariner.


Later, the same day, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo will host a reception on board, anticipating ministers and ambassadors as well as members and friends of the Norwegian-Sri Lankan business environment. 


The theme of the night is not surprisingly maritime history, a common heritage to both Sri Lanka and Norway and an important factor of the long-term Norwegian presence in Sri Lanka. The maritime theme continues the next morning when the Embassy co-hosts a seminar together with DNV GL on Maritime Clusters in Sri Lanka, followed by a luncheon on board Sørlandet for the maritime industry. 
On Sunday, October 30, the Pearl of Norway once again sets sails as she is headed for her next port, the Maldives.

 

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


How a little protest grew to a loud people’s roar

Back in 2019 the Sri Lankan citizenry elected the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime w

Continuing economic crisis in Sri Lanka and its far-reaching repercussions for women and girls

Soap, milk, and wheat are just a few of the necessities that are scarce in Sr

What’s next for the Sri Lankan Economy?

Monday’s briefing by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a rude awakeni

Who do we subsidize through fuel subsidies?

The economic crisis, the outcome of months of mismanagement by the Gotabaya R