Indian Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and his delegation have paid homage to the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura.
Admiral Verma said that a close relationship is built between India and Sri Lanka through the Sri Maha Bodhi. They participated in a special Bodhi Pooja as well. Mrs. Madurika Verma also participated in the Bodhi Pooja. High ranking officials of the Sri Lankan Navy joined in the visit to Anuradhapura.
The Inidan Naval Chief addressed senior officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College at Makola. The Navel Chief also inspected the Colombo Dockyard. They also participated in religious observances at the Sri Dalada Maligawa.