The Vice President of the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency Gaston Sindimwo who is on an official tour to Sri Lanka, with a delegation visited the Naval Boat Building Yard (NBBY), Welisara, yesterday (28th October). He was warmly received, by the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Director General Engineering, Rear Admiral Ravindra Ranasinghe, to the NBBY.
The delegation inspected some of the craft at the NBBY, including the Cedric craft that were on display, and the two Accommodation Type Wave Rider craft that are under construction. During their visit, the Burundi delegation indicated interest in purchasing Cedric craft, to be employed in their inland waters.
After the visit of the NBBY, the delegation held a cordial discussion on the matters of mutual interest with the SLN officers present. To mark this occasion, Commander Western Naval Area and Director General Engineering presented mementos to the Vice President of the Republic of Burundi.