A Bangladesh Navy Ship arrives at the Port of Colombo with flood relief materials

Bangladesh Navy Ship “BNS Bangabandhu” arrived at the Port of Colombo today (5) with a stock of relief materials for Sri Lankans who were affected by floods and landslides occurred in the Island Nation a few weeks back. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.

Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management, Mr. S S Miyanawala, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, Mr. Tarik Ahsan, Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva, Defence Advisor of the Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka, Commodore Aslam Parvez and host of officers from the Naval Headquarters were present on this occasion where relief materials worth over Rs 200 million were officially handed over to the Sri Lankan government.

According to the directives of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Hon. Sheikh Hasina, the ship had embarked from the Port of Chittagong to Sri Lanka on 31st May. The relief materials brought by the ship included dry ration, bottles of drinking water, water filters, generators, tents, medicine and clothes. The much needed assistance rendered by the Bangladesh Government at this moment of need will further strengthen the age-old relationship between the two countries and the Navies as well. “BNS Bangabandhu” is scheduled to depart from Sri Lanka on 08th June 2016.