Bangladesh Coast Guard ships ‘Mansoor Ali’ and ‘Kamaruzzaman’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (16th Dec.). They were warmly welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on their arrival.
The officials from the Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka, were also present on the occasion. Both ships are 85m in length and 10.5m in width and bear displacement capacity of 1300 tons. A crew of 89 Naval personnel are onboard the ships.
The Commanding Officers of the visiting Bangladesh ships, Captain Masudul Karim Siddique and Captain Ehsanullah Khan called on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle at the Western Naval Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interest and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.
The ships’ crews will take part in few events including friendly sports activities too, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. The two ships are scheduled to depart Colombo harbour on 18th December.