Extending Solidarity , 19 Foreign Navies participate in Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations
The foreign naval war ships, which arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, and their Sri Lankan counterparts accorded their salute to His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Port of Colombo on 09th December 2010.
Navy Commanders and representatives of 19 navies arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the historic occasion. Eight war ships from China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Thailand and Russia also arrived in the island to take part in the celebrations. With their gracious presence they extended their solidarity to His Excellency’s concept of restoring the Sri Lanka’s former glory on the Silk Route, which was once a coveted sea route of exponential commercial value for trading nations.
His Excellency the President while onboard Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sayura perused the map where, the countries that participated in the Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations were marked, in the presence of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe.