Australian Naval Ship ‘Arunta’ arrives at port of Colombo

An Anzac-Class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS ‘Arunta’ arrived at the port of Colombo today (10th July) on a goodwill visit.

The ship is comprised of a crew of 190 including 24 officers. Upon the arrival, the Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander CWR Steil accompanied by several senior officers called on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle at the Western Naval Command Head Quarters and held cordial discussions.

During their four day official visit, the ship’s crew is expected to take part in several programs including passage exercises, friendly sport events and several cultural programs, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance mutual relations and interactions.

The ship is expected to leave from Colombo harbour on 14th this month.