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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sri Lankan Navy commissions India-built AOPV


Sri Lankan Navy has commissioned an India-built state-of-the-art Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), the first-ever purchase from a foreign ship builder, to boost its search and rescue capabilities.

Sri Lankan President and Armed Forces commander-in-chief Maithripala Sirisena commissioned the new patrol vessel “SLNS Sayurala”. It is the largest vessel built by an Indian ship builder for a foreign navy to date. Built at the Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in India, SLNS Sayurala is the first-ever brand new platform purchased from a foreign ship builder. The 105.7 metre-long and 13.6 meter-wide vessel can also be used for external fire-fighting missions.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe is the PM of Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is the official capital of Sri Lanka.
Source- The Indian Express


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