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    Visiting Japanese naval ships holds passing exercise

    November 30, 2015

    The two visiting Japanese naval ships, "Akizuki" and "Sawagiri", prior to their departure today (30) are due to conduct a Passasing Exercise with SLN craft with a view to share professional expertise between the two friendly navies.

    The two ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and replenishment visit on November 27. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.


    The head of the mission, Commander Escort Division V Captain Futoshi Toyozumi and the ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Yasuharu Asou and Commander Tsuyoshi Sato paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interest and bilateral importance. Mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion.


    The Commanding Officer, Somalia Dispatch Investigation Team, Commander Hiroki Nagasawa, who was taking part in the mission, and the Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Captain Mototsugu Shigekawa also, met the Navy Commander during the courtesy call.

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