The SOPA, Commodore AA Mamun and the Commanding Officer, Commander AKM Afzal Hossain of the visiting Bangladesh ship "SOMUDRA JOY", which is on the way from Bangladesh to Qatar to participate in “EXERCISE FEROCIOUS FALCON – 2015”, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 29th April 2015. The Bangladesh Defence Adviser, Commodore S Aslam Parvez was also present at the occasion in which they exchanged views on various fields of mutual interest. The fruitful discussion came to an end with the exchange of mementos to mark the interactive short stay in Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh naval ship, "SOMUDRA JOY" arrived at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit on 28th April 2015. The ship was welcomed by the officials from the High Commission of the Republic of Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
The ship will stay in Sri Lanka till 01st May and the crew members are scheduled to take part in several special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay to enhance the friendly relations between the two navies.