The Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Avijan arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on Monday (October 23).
The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon her arrival. The Defence AttachÃ© at the Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka, Commodore S Aslam Parvez was also present on the occasion.
The Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander M Moniruzzaman called on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle at the Western Naval Command Headquarters. Mementoes were also exchanged at the conclusion of the cordial discussion held.
The shipâ€™s crew is scheduled to take part in a number of friendly sports events and other programmes organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their 4-day official visit to Sri Lanka. BNS Somudra Avijan is due to leave on 26 October.