President commissions Offshore Petrol Vessel acquired from the U.S. as SLNS Vijayabahu

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy from the United States as SLNS Vijayabahu yesterday. The United States had donated the former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to Sri Lanka on October 26, 2021 as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s ability to protect its maritime sovereignty and security. U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the commissioning ceremony held at the Colombo Port. The President as the Chief Guest was accorded a Guard of Honor by the Sri Lanka Navy. The President boarded the, SLNS Vijayabahu Vessel accompanied by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and unveiled the ship’s name board.

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