Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLN) Sayura and Suranimila are on a visit to Kochi from 24-27 Oct 16. During the visit, various professional and social interactions have been planned at Southern Naval Command. On 24 Oct 16, the Commanding Officers of Sri Lanka Naval Ships called on the Chief of Staff, R J Nadkarni,VSM, Southern Naval Command. Other planned interactions during the stay of the Sri Lankan ships include exchange of visits by specialist officers and personnel from both the navies as well as sports interactions between the two navies.
SLNS Sayura is an Offshore Petrol Vessel while Suranimila is a Fast attack vessel (Missile) commanded by Captain Prasanna Amardasa and Captain P Vithana USP respectively. On completion of visit to Kochi, the Sri Lanka Naval ships are planned to return to Colombo. The SLN ships will depart Kochi PM 27 Oct 16 and undertake exercises with Indian Naval Ships off Kochi before setting course to Sri-Lanka.