Pakistan destroyer arrives in Colombo on goodwill visit

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 September 2009, 11:51 GMT]
‘Zulfiquar’, Pakistan’s destroyer class ship arrived in Colombo Harbour Saturday on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka. The visit is aimed to strengthen existing ties and the level of cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Sri Lanka navy sources said. PNS ‘Zulfiquar’ was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in the presence of Pakistan Defence Adviser Colonel Syed Khurram Hassnain Alam in the Colombo Port Saturday.

PNS “Zulfiquar” is 123 meters long, 13.2 meters wide and 30.7 meters in height with a displacement of 3143.9 tonnes and a crew of 14 officers and 188 sailors, SLN sources told media in Colombo.

The Ship’s Commanding Officer Captain Zahid Ilyas called on Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe at the Navy Headquarters later.

 

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