Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship 'Ikazuchi' arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on Monday.
JMSDF ship Ikazuchi arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on a three-day goodwill visit on 20th August, the Navy said.
The Mission Commander of the ship Captain Ryoko Azuma accompanied by the Commanding Officer and other officers paid a courtesy call on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions focused on enhancing bilateral cooperation.
During the 3 day official visit the ship's crew is scheduled to visit the important places in Sri Lanka and to participate in several special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy.