Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe visited the vessel. A Special Guard of Honour was accorded for the Navy Commander and officials. The Sri Lanka Chief and the Commander of the Cruise exchanged mementoes. The Ship belongs to the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation and is 187 metres in length. The ship complement consists of 51 officers and 464 non-commissioned officers and sailors. The Navy said that the ship arrived in Sri Lanka to promote naval ties between the two countries.
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