Sri Lanka Navy’s Flagship Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS ‘Sayura’ which left for Malaysia on 14thMarch to take part in the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, returned to the Colombo port today (31) on successful completion of tour events. The ship was received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval customs and traditions on arrival at the port.
Upon her arrival, Commanding Officer of the ship Commodore Prasanna Amaradasa called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Atigala to discuss the progress of the visit.
The flag ship of the Sri Lanka Navy, Sayura took part in the Fleet review exercise attended by a large number of Malaysian naval warships and other warships from around the world. The Navies from United States of America, Japan, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and India participated at the exhibition. The Sri Lanka Navy gained a wide range of knowledge and wealth of experience being a part of LIMA 2017 which was conducted in four phases.