State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene visited the two visiting Japanese ships yesterday (21st July). Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne also visited the ship yesterday at the Colombo harbor.
Three senior officers of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, who arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (20th July) on a goodwill visit, called on the Navy Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Naval Headquarters.
Captain Ashok Rao, Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at the Army Headquarters yesterday (18th July).
Since restarting facilitation for Onboard Security Team (OBST) operations in November 2015, Sri Lanka Navy has provided services for over 10,000 ship movements through the Galle operation centre as of 18th July.
The Defence Attaché of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Colonel Robert Knox Ross who is on the eve of the completion of his tenure, paid his farewell call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters yesterday (17th July).