Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan Navy personnel accused of chasing away Indian fishermen
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
Australia supports Sri Lanka's long term development - High Commissioner
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Election monitor in Sri Lanka dismayed by police inaction on election-related shooting
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition candidate says no foreign conspiracy behind decision to challenge President
Foreign conspiracy behind Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate, new ruling party secretary says
Cabinet reshuffle pending in Sri Lanka; Nimal Siripala de Silva likely to be named Prime Minister
Sri Lanka's television service providers accused of blocking the common candidate's first interview
President commissions Deduru Oya irrigation project in Sri Lanka's North Western Province
Sri Lanka presidential candidate's security reduced
UNP deputy leader backs Sri Lankan President's challenger

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.