Sri Lanka receives newest navy vessel from United States

A high endurance cutter, a gift from the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Colombo on Sunday, May 12 after a 42-day voyage from Hawaii. The ship was officially transferred to the Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 27, 2018. After the ceremony, the vessel underwent refit and upgrades while its new Sri Lankan crew participated in training. "The cutter represents the United States' commitment to a sovereign Sri Lanka able to protect its security and prosperity," said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz. "The Indo-Pacific must remain free and open to all nations."

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