Sri Lanka, Japan joint naval exercise off Colombo successfully concluded
Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Oct 05, Colombo: The joint naval exercise – ‘JA –LAN EX’ held between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Sri Lanka Navy concluded on a successful note in the seas off Colombo Monday (04th October 2021), the Navy Media Unit said.
JMSDF ship KAGA which arrived in Sri Lanka on an official visit on 02nd October 2021, took part in this joint naval exercise with SLNS Sagara of the Sri Lanka Navy in seas off Colombo.
The prime objective of JA –LAN EX was to enhance relationships, deepen cooperation between two countries and increase bilateral ties in the scope of Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR).
The exercise comprised Search and Rescue (SAR), Divisional Tactics (DIVTACS), Station Keeping by Distance Line (SKBDL), Photo Exercise (PHOTOEX) and Farewell Pass, with the assistance of a ship borne helicopter H 60 of JS KAGA.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ship JS KAGA on successful completion of JA –LAN EX, as well as JMSDF ship MURASAME in compliance with naval traditions as they were leaving the island.