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.