According to the navy media unit, the three Chinese navy ships were greeted by the Sri Lankan navy at the Colombo port.
The Sri Lankan navy said that the three Chinese navy ships were in Sri Lanka on a friendly visit and will be in the country till Thursday.
The Government had said last year it would consider allowing Chinese navy ships to dock in Colombo after suspending such visits temporarily.
The new Government suspended allowing Chinese war ships to dock in Colombo after concerns had been raised by India when the former Government allowed a Chinese submarine to dock at the Colombo port. (Colombo Gazette)