Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Phase II of Joint Ocean Survey by India and Sri Lanka Navies commence tomorrow
Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 07:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 25, Colombo: The Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy will conduct Phase II of the joint oceanographic survey off the Southern and Western Coasts of Sri Lanka from 26 October to 21 December 2017.

The survey will be undertaken by Indian Naval ship INS Sutlej, which is an indigenously designed and constructed vessel that is fitted with the latest state of the art survey equipment. This would be second survey tasking that would be undertaken by Sutlej in Sri Lanka.

INS Sutlej was deployed to Galle and Colombo in 2004 in the aftermath of the Tsunami to survey both harbors. The Phase II survey would be more complex and detailed than previous surveys undertaken and would focus on waters closer to the coast as well as the coastline features.

As in the past, personnel from Survey Branch of the Sri Lanka Navy would be embarked onboard the ship to take part in the conduct of the survey. Consolidation training would also be conducted for the embarked Sri Lanka Navy personnel so that the knowledge during previous interactions could be built upon. This deployment of the ship presents an opportunity for both navies to learn from each other in the highly specialized field of Hydrography and would serve to build on the strong professional bonds that exist between the two navies.

During its deployment, INS Sutlej will also undertake a series of community welfare activities, sports and professional training exchanges with Sri Lanka Navy personnel.

It may be recalled that in May 2017, the one and half month long Phase I of the joint oceanographic survey was successfully completed by both the navies. INS Darshak, an Indian Naval survey vessel had visited Sri Lanka for the purpose. The joint survey resulted in generation of extensive oceanographic data that is currently being used for updating all information and navigational charts covering the Southern Sri Lankan waters so as to make navigation safer for all users of the sea.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka
-- [34 minutes ago]
Suspect arrested for placing bombs near a school in Baduraliya
-- [45 minutes ago]
President Instructs to strengthen programs launched for environmental conservation
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister assures security, requests countries to remove travel restrictions
-- [1 hour and 41 minutes ago]
Public policy think tank in Sri Lanka says President and government must justify the pardoning of controversial Buddhist monk
-- [2 hours ago]
MP Kavinda resigns from PSC looking into Easter Sunday attacks, Minister Rajitha and JVP MP Nalinda appointed instead
Sri Lankan linked to Easter Sunday bombings arrested in Myanmar
Trendy Hub brings runway fashion to flagship store in Colpetty
Sri Lanka's National Carrier shares the spirit of Vesak with passengers at BIA
Minister Bathiudeen denies exerting pressure on Army Commander to release anyone

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.