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Visiting delegates  at Trincomalee for Naval Chiefs Conclave

Naval delegations participating in the Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th Anniversary celebrations visited the Naval Dockyard premises Trincomalee yesterday (10th December 2010). The delegates are there to attend a Naval Chiefs Conclave.

After reaching China Bay by air the delegates were taken to Naval Dockyard  on board the Admiralty Barge. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe was on hand to receive the visiting delegates at the Dockyard. They were also accorded with a Guard of Honour. Later they were accompanied by the Commander of the Navy to the ‘Navy House’, the official residence of Commander of the Navy, inside the Naval Base.

The Naval chiefs of Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Maldives and United Arab Emirates and the other heads of delegations together with their spouses visited the Dockyard premises. Later Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy sat together with his counterparts and other delegates for the conclave. Matters of mutual interest in the Naval and Maritime field were discussed during the session.

After the conclusion of the session trees were planted to mark the historic event by the Naval chiefs.

Impressed by the serene and panoramic view of the Naval Base premises the members of the delegations visited the important places, the museum, elephant Point, Chapel Hill and Coral Cove beach where they were offered with the traditional Naval  lunch.

Later on the day the delegation arrived in Colombo.