Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe visited the
Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command in Kochi from December 20 to 23 as part of
his official four-day-tour to attend the Silver Jubilee Seminar on Operational
Sea Training and Safety On board. The high point of his four day visit was the
meeting with Indian Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba in Kochi according to Sri
Lankan media reports.
The Navy Commander was accompanied by the Captain Sea Training and the
Principal of Merchant Marine Training School, Captain Pradeep Rathnayake.
Vice Admiral Ranasinghe called on the Chief of Naval Staff of India,
Admiral Sunil Lanba and Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval
Command, Vice Admiral A. R. Carve. During these cordial meetings, they
exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.
The Sri Lankan delegation also took time off to enjoy a cultural display
arranged by the Indian Navy.
Further, on the sidelines of the tour Vice Admiral Ranasinghe visited the
Water Survival Training Facility and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) School
located in Kochi and shared a light moment with the Sri Lanka Navy officers who
are currently following courses at the ASW School. Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché
in New Delhi Captain Suresh de Silva was also present.
The Sri Lankan Naval commander returned home on December 24.