Japan gifts two new patrol vessels to Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Two brand new Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV), gifted by Japan joined the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo Port on Wednesday (29) with the participation of the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane,State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene commissioned the two new FPVs "SLCG Samudra Raksha" and "SLCG Samaraksha" during the ceremony,Speaking at the occasion State Minister Wijewardene expressed his gratitude to the Japanese Government for the magnanimous gesture of goodwill and also noted the close bilateral ties between the two nations. Further speaking he said that this is the first time in the country's naval and coast guard history that Sri Lanka has received two brand new ships for pollution control and maritime law enforcement duties.

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