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Commander of the Navy makes an inspection visit onboard Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels being built for Sri Lanka Navy

Navy 2017 02 02The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is on a five-day official visit to India,yesterday (1) made an inspection visit onboard the Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels which are being built for the Sri Lanka Navy, at the Goa Shipyard Limited in India.

Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was warmly received by the Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd. Rear Admiral (Retd)  Shekhar Mital upon his arrival.  They also held cordial discussions and mementoes were also exchanged to mark the importance of this occasion.

Subsequently, the Commander of the Navy was well briefed on the work in progress of the two Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels by the Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd and its staff.On completion of the visit of inspection, the Commander of the Navy extended his heartfelt gratitude for Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital and his crew for undertaking this project with full of enthusiasm.

During this visit, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne took time off to get onboard one of the Indian Coastguard Ships and took part in a practical shooting session at the Small Arms Simulator aboard as well.

A group of senior naval officers including the Naval Secretary, Director Naval (Foreign Procurement) and Director Naval Budget / Secretary to Commander of the Navy & Director General Budget and Finance Rear Admiral Udaya Hettiarachchi was also present on this occasion.

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