Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, has ceremonially welcomed the Russian Navy training ship "Perekop" arrived at the Port of Colombo on Wednesday, 18th April on a goodwill visit.
The Commanding Officer of the ship, Rear Admiral Vladimir A Cherokov called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on Thursday.
During the cordial meeting, they discussed several matters of bilateral importance and exchanged mementoes to signify this occasion. Russian Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Colonel Dmitry Mikhaylovskiy was also present at the event.
'Perekop' is a 138m long and 17m wide training ship, with a displacement of 6,900 tons, manned by 399 naval personnel.
During the ship's stay in Colombo, the crew is scheduled to take part in friendly sporting events, cultural events and engage in sightseeing tours organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.
The ship is expected to depart the Colombo harbor on 22nd of this month on completion of its tour events.