Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Ikazuchi” and “Murasame” arrived at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on a goodwill visit on April 3.
The Commander Escort Division I, Captain Atsushi Nakasuji and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Kazuharu Hokazono and Commander Kenji Fujii paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo.
Apart form arranging a visit to the Japanese ships, the crew also took part in a beach cleaning campaign at Mount Lavinia as part of their community help programmes during the ships’ goodwill visit to Sri Lanka.
The visiting Japanese ships were due to take part in a Passage Exercise (Passex) with two SLN craft in the seas off Colombo prior to their departure.
Image: Sri Lanka Navy