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* Pakistan naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka port on a goodwill mission
Tue, May 13, 2014, 09:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Pakistan naval ship PNS Shamsheer arrived at the Port of Colombo Tuesday, May 13, on a goodwill visit.

The 123-meter long FFG - 252 frigate of Pakistan Navy has a displacement of 3143.9 tons. The ship carries a complement of 242 naval personnel. The frigate is equipped with state-of-the-art modern weapons and sensors, and also carries an anti-submarine Z-9EC helicopter.

As part of goodwill, Pakistan Navy ships frequently make port calls on Sri Lanka. These visits are aimed at further strengthening the defence relationship between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

PNS Shamsheer's visit is a manifestation of the strong, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and defence ties between the two friendly countries, Pakistan High commission in Colombo said in a release.

The Commanding Officer, Captain Rashed Zafar paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo.

The visiting ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 15th May 2014 and crew is scheduled to participate in a several programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the friendly relations between the two navies during their stay in Sri Lanka.

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