Three Iranian Navy ships, Bushehr, Lavan and Bayandore arrived at the port of Colombo on a training and goodwill visit.
The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the trio of ships in compliance with naval traditions on their arrival.
The Commanding Officers of the ships, Lieutenant Commander Mahmood Badvi, Lieutenant Commander Hasan Beygi and Lieutenant Commander Mohammad Bagher Rahnama called on the Commander of the Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.
Talks were held between both sides and mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion.
During their stay in the island the crew members of ships are expected to take part in a number of programmes including cultural events and friendly sporting activities organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.
On completion of their official tour, the ships are scheduled to set sail from the Colombo harbour on the 18th of this month. (Colombo Gazette)