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* Japanese naval ship Akebono arrives at Sri Lanka's Port of Hambantota
Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 10:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship Akebono arrived at the Port of Hambantota yesterday on a goodwill visit.

Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera, Director Naval Operations, Commodore Sanjeewa Dias along with a group of officers attached to the Southern Naval Command, Coast Guard and Air Force made an inspection visit on-board Akebono and subsequently took part in a conference on Search and Rescue held aboard ship, the Navy media unit said.

The Commanding Officer of the Murasame class destroyer, Commander Yuichi Haeno called on Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera and shared views on matters of professional interest.

JS Akebono is due to set sail for the next port of call today, on completion of her two-day visit.

 

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