Vice Admiral R.C. Wijegunaratne, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, accompanied by a four-member delegation, concluded his two-day visit to Kochi.
The Vice Admiral — who, as a Sub Lieutenant, had undergone afloat training in 1983-84 and later in anti-submarine warfare in 1989 in Kochi — had visited Delhi and Goa prior to arriving in Kochi on Wednesday. Vice Admiral A.R. Karve, Flag officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, held discussions with the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy in which he was given an overview of activities conducted by the Southern Naval Command.
Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne also held discussions with Rear Admiral M.A. Hampiholi, Flag Officer Sea Training, on issues concerning work-up. He also interacted with Sri Lankan navy personnel undergoing training with the Indian Navy in Kochi and also visited the Anti-Submarine Warfare School.