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Chinese naval vessel on goodwill visit to Colombo Port

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Qian Weichang arrived at the Colombo port   on a goodwill visit on August eighth. Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the ship in accordance with naval traditions according to Sri Lankan Media reports.

 Upon its arrival at the Colombo harbour, Senior Captain Dong Yan and Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander Zhang Juyong met the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Western Naval Command Headquarters and held a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest.

During the four-day visit, the ship’s crew is expected to visit some of the places of tourist attraction in the country and take part in several events organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.  The 129m long and 17m wide vessel which has a displacement of 4,900 tones is manned by 158 officers and sailors. The Chinese ship is scheduled to set sail from the Colombo harbor on Saturday.


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