JL Sinniah, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy who took Charge as Cdr of Sri Lanka
Navy on 22 Aug 2017 is on his maiden visit to Goa Shipyard Ltd on 15th September
2017. During the visit, Admiral Travis held discussions with RAdm Shekhar
Mital, NM, IN (Retd), CMD, Mr. S P Raikar, Director (Operations) and other
senior officers on progress of 2nd Sri Lankan vessel under
construction at GSL. Cmde. (E) KWARI Ranasinghe, Director General
Engineering, Sri Lanka Navy was also present.
was conducted around the shipyard by CMD GSL and also taken to the Sri Lankan
Patrol Vessel under construction. Admiral took keen interest in the ongoing
construction of 2nd OPV being built by GSL and projected few
changes as per the operational procedures and practices of the Sri Lankan Navy.
Further, balance work to be undertaken on ship and the project schedule was
discussed between the two sides. The Sri Lankan delegation expressed
happiness with the progress of the work and discussed way ahead for the ship.
presentation was made to the Sri Lankan delegation on in-house design
capability, product profile and future potential of cooperation. The delegation
appreciated GSL on the works being undertaken, pace of work and the
technological innovations on the ship under construction. They also appreciated
the operational performance of the first ship delivered to the Sri Lankan Navy.
first vessel built by GSL was delivered to Sri Lanka three months ahead of
contractual schedule and was commissioned in Sri Lanka Navy on 02 Aug 2017 by
the President of Sri Lanka at Colombo Port. The ship is the largest vessel
exported from India, is also the largest ship in the service of Sri Lanka Navy
and is the flag ship.