Commander, Escort Division Eight Captain Koji Tachikawa and ships’ Commanding Officers paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo and held cordial discussions. Mementos were exchanged as a gesture of goodwill.
"Inazuma - 105" is a destroyer commanded by Commander Shunichiro Kachi. It is 151 meters in length and has a displacement of 4,550 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 170 naval personnel.
"Umigiri - 158" is a destroyer commanded by Commander Matuda Mituteru. It is 137 meters in length and has a displacement of 3,550 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 190 naval personnel.
The ships will remain in Sri Lanka till 02nd of April. Sri Lanka Navy has organized a series of special programmes for the crew in order to strengthen the friendship and the goodwill between the two Navies.