June 18, Colombo: The Russian sail training ship 'Nadezda' which arrived at the port of Colombo on 14th June, set sail from the Colombo harbor yesterday.
The crew of Nadezda welcomed school children to visit the sail training ship and enjoy the photography exhibition on 15th, 16th and 17th June.
During their three-day stay in Sri Lanka, the ships' crew particpated in several programs and sporting activities organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.
Nadezda is a three-masted ship named after the legendary frigate onboard which Russian seafarers under the leadership of Ivan Kruzenshtern and Yury Lisyansky made a circumnavigation for the first time in the history of Russian fleet 200 years ago.
The ship that is 108 .6 m in length and 14 m in width, had 120 training cadets on-board.