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Aug 9, 2011 11:46:17 AM - itnnews.lk

Two Pakistani warships have reached the Colombo Harbour strengthening defence ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The GNS Shamshia and the TNS Naas warships of the Pakistani Navy arrived at the Colombo Harbour this morning. The ships were accorded a warm welcome according to Sri Lanka Naval traditions. More than 500 are serving in these ships which are 123 and 170 metres long.

Captain Ahamed Farook and Captain Uvais Hyder who are serving as the Commanding Officers of the ships had a special discussions with Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somatilake Dissanayake. The discussion was held at the Naval Headquarters. During the talks, attention was drawn to defence ties between the two countries and regional security challenges. An exchange of mementos also took place. The two ships will be anchored at the Harbour until Friday. A slew of programmes with the participation of naval officers of the two countries is being organized during this period.