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Chinese vessel taken over by SL navy arrives in Colombo


8 July 2019 12:24 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A vessel taken over from the China, to increase the operational capabilities of the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived at the Colombo port this morning.

The official taking over ceremony of the P 625 ship to the Sri Lanka Navy from the Republic of China, was held at the Shanghai Dockyard in China on June 5.

The ship arrived at the Colombo harbour was warmly welcomed in compliance with time-honoured naval traditions.

Subsequently, Navy Commander Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva flanked by senior officers, made an inspection visit onboard the ship and supervised the functional and operational aspects of the vessel.

This ship built in 1994, is 112m long and 12.4 in width has a displacement capacity of 2,300 tons.

  Comments - 3

  • lion Monday, 08 July 2019 04:29 PM

    With all these free ships from India,China and USA what has happened to the buying effort of Russian ship?

    Slick Tuesday, 09 July 2019 03:03 PM

    If I remember correctly, the two Indian ships were not free. I believe they might have been purchased by the previous government. Also, the purchase of the Russian ship has not gone through, because they used the line of credit for new helicopters for the air force.

    Anmanpan Monday, 08 July 2019 04:34 PM

    Nice! A humble gift to the poor brother!

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