SLINEX 2011, the joint exercise between the Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy held off Trincomalee came to a conclusion yesterday.
Six Indian Naval ships, INS Ranvijay, INS Shivalik, INS Gharial, INS Khanjar, INS Cheriyam and INS Coradiv, along with integral helicopters and a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft and 11 Sri Lankan Navy ships participated in the five-day joint exercise commenced on September 19.
High Commissioner of India Ashok K. Kantha, Governor of the Eastern Province, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayawickrama, Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and Ministers of the Eastern Provincial Council, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral D.W.S. Dissanayake, members of the diplomatic corps, senior officers and officials from Indian and Sri Lankan Navy and media persons attended the reception. (www.colombopage.com)