Bangladesh naval ship “Bangabandhu” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 30th November 2012. The visiting ship sailing under the command of Captain MIR Ershad Ali (G), psn, BN was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
The Commanding Officer of the BNS Bangabandhu was accompanied by the Bangladesh Defence Adviser to Sri Lanka, Commodore M. Nasir paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchange mementos as a gesture of goodwill.
BNS Bangabandhu is 103.7 meters in length and has a displacement of 2,370 tons. It consists of a complement of 20 officers, 30 under training offices and 200 sailors. The visiting Bangladesh naval ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 03rd December. The ship’s complement will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka.
Naval Today Staff, December 3, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy