Royal Navy Ship "HMS Defender" arrives at the Port of Colombo

The Royal Navy Ship "HMS Defender" arrived at the Port of Colombo on 30th January 2016 on a goodwill visit. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.

The ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander, Stephen WJA Higham paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo.. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion. The Director General Operation, Rear Admiral Dharmendra Wettewa were also present the occasion.

HMS Defender ship will stay in Colombo Harbour till 31st January and the ship’s complement is due to participate in several programmes organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance mutual relations and inter-personnel interaction during their stay in Sri Lanka.