A Russian naval ship arrives at the Port of Colombo

Russian naval ship “Yaroslav Mudriy”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 24th November 2014. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.

“Yaroslav Mudriy” is a destroyer commanded by Captain 3rd Rank Vladmir A Cherokov. It is 126.6 meters in length. It has a displacement of 4,480 tons and a crew of 210 naval personnel.

The Commander of the task group, Captain 1st rank Igor N Smirnov and Commanding Officer paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Dayananda Nanayakkara at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

The visiting Russian ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 28th November. The ship’s complement is scheduled to participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka.