Mar 04, Colombo: Two Russian Navy ships ‘Yaroslav Mudry’ and ‘Victor Konetsky’ arrived at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port Wednesday on a three day goodwill visit, Sri Lanka Navy Media unit said.
The visiting ships were welcomed by Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.
Following arrival, the Commanding Officers of the two Russian Navy ships Captain Victor Vasilyevich Kostriukov and Captain Mikchail Aleksandrovich called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe at the Western Naval Command Head Quarters. During the cordial meeting they discussed several matters of bilateral importance.
The Baltic Fleet guard ship Yaroslav Mudry has made a planned business call at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka in its anti-piracy deployment to the Indian Ocean, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday, according to Russian News agency Tass.
During its anchorage in Colombo, the crew will replenish fresh water, fuel and food supplies and technically inspect the ship.
During their stay in the island the crew members of both ships are scheduled to take part in several events organized by the Navy. They will also visit some of the famous tourist destinations in the county.
The two ships are scheduled to leave for their next port of call on 06th of March.
“After completing its visit that will last through March 6, the Baltic Fleet guard ship will continue its anti-piracy watch in the Indian Ocean," the press office said.