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Chinese Navy ship departs, Australian Navy ship arrives

Nov 14, 2017 4:09:29 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The People’s Liberation Army – Navy ship Qi Ji Guang that arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit on 10th November, departed for her next port of call from the Colombo harbour today.

During their 5 day tour in the country, the crew members of the Chinese ship took part in a wide variety of programmes including, friendly sports events, sightseeing, training engagements and cultural events organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.

Meanwhile, the Royal Australian Navy Ship ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today.

The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in accordance with naval traditions. The vessel with a length of 138.1 m and width of 14.3 m is manned by a crew of 184.

During their four-day official visit, the crew members of the vessel are scheduled to take part in several events organized by the Sri Lanka Navy. The ship is due to depart from the Colombo harbour on 17th November.