Chief of Staff of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, who is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka, called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 11th June 2014.
He was accorded a Guard of Honour and received by the Commander of the Navy who introduced him to the members of the SLN Board of Management.
They held cordial discussions on matters of bilateral importance and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.
Admiral Kawano had attended the National Defense Academy of Japan and graduated in 1977 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He had then joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. He has also attended the MSDF Staff College and U.S. War College.
Admiral Kawano has served in a number of command and staff positions.
Press Release, June 12, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy