At an invitation extended by Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited Pakistan from 06th to 11th November 2012.
During the visit, the Commander of the Navy was able to hold wide ranging discussions on matters of mutual interests and bilateral importance with the Pakistan CNS and officials. He called on COM PAK, Vice Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah at PNTS, Commander Destroyer Squadron and Commander Karachchi, Rear Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain at PNA Bahadur.
The Commander of the Navy and President of the Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Srima Colombage also attended a dinner hosted by Governor of Sindh at Governor’s House.
The visit has strengthened the relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan which maintain close, cordial and mutually supportive relations in a number of fields. Pakistan Navy offers advanced and specialized training to SLN personnel and both forces have friendly relations which reflect their camaraderie and professional commitments.
Naval Today Staff,November 14, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy