Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japanese Self Defence Force Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano met Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetanna at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo yesterday( 9 March ).
They held cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest and bilateral importance. Mementos were also exchanged to mark the event. Thereafter, Admiral Kawano visited the SLNS Suraksha, the recently joined ship to Sri Lanka Coast Guard. Upon his arrival, the Admiral was received by the Commanding Officer Captain Nevil Ubesiri with his crew. During the stay onboard, the Operational and technical capacity of the ship was examined by the visiting Admiral. Defence Attache of the Japanese embassy Captain Atsuhiro Morero and Senior Naval officers also attended the occasion.