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* Two Bangladesh naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port on goodwill visit
Fri, May 16, 2014, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Bangladesh naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo today.

The two Bangladesh ships "Ali Haider" and "Nirmul" arrived at the Port of Colombo on Friday 16th May 2014 on a goodwill visit, the Navy said.

Ships' Commanding Officers, Captain Mohammad Anwar and Commander Tanzim Faruq paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo.

BNS Ali Haider is a guided missile frigate, 103 meters in length and has a displacement of 2008 tons. The ship commanded by Captain Mohammad Anwar has a complement of 250 naval personnel.

The 64-meter long BNS Nirmul (P-813) is a corvette with a displacement of 667 tons. The ship commanded by Commander Tanzim Faruq has a complement of 70 naval personnel.

The two ships are en route to join United Nation Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon and replace the two ships currently serving there- BNS Osman and BNS Madhumati.

The visiting ships will stay in Sri Lanka until 18th May and the crew is scheduled to participate in several programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the friendly relations between the two navies during their stay in Sri Lanka, the Navy said.

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