SLNS ‘Sayura’ leaves for LIMA 2017 in Malaysia

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Flagship Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS ‘Sayura’ left for Malaysia on Tuesday evening (14) from the Port of Colombo, to take part in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 held on Langkawi Island.

The ship bade farewell in accordance with Naval traditions prior to her departure from the Colombo Harbour and the occasion was attended by the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral, Niraja Attygalle and several senior officers.

During this visit, Commodore Prasanna Amaradasa is at the wheel as the Commanding officer of the ship and the ship’s crew is comprised of 215 naval personnel.

The LIMA-2017 is expected to be attended by 40 ships across from the globe. This international exhibition is held once every 2-years in a bid to strengthen international cooperation among countries and this year’s exhibition marks its 14th successful effort. 24 Personnel from the recently established SLN Marine Battalion will also feature in this year’s exhibition.

A wide range of programmes including cultural shows, fleet reviews, joint Naval and air exercises are scheduled to be held as part of LIMA 2017 which is due to be conducted from 21st to 25th of this month.

 

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