French naval ship “Jacques Cartier” arrives at the Port of Colombo
May 23, 2013 04:48 pm
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French naval ship “Jacques Cartier” arrives at the Port of Colombo<br>The French Naval Ship “Jacques Cartier” arrived at the port of Colombo carrying a complement of 53 naval personnel" who will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka'<br><br>The ship docked at the port of Colombo Wednesday ^May 22&" during the Vesak celebrations in Sri Lanka'<br><br>The ship’s commanding officer paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area" Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo'<br><br>The ship’s complement will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka to strengthen the friendly relations between two naval forces" the Embassy of France in Colombo said'<br><br>“In addition to this" the crew will dedicate one day to take part in a day long charitable and benevolent activity with the support of Sarvodaya" a leading NGO in Sri Lanka" a team of volunteers will join with the villagers to build a pre)school in a semi)urban village called Balagala in the Wattala Division of the district of Colombo"” the statement said'<br><br>The Jacques Cartier was built in the Naval Shipyards of the French West" Grand Quevilly ^Seine)Maritime&' Laid down on 9 October 1981" she was commissioned on September 28" 1983'<br><br>On April 19" 2013 after 30 years of activity" the Light ferry ship ^LSM& Jacques Cartier ^Fourth in the series Champlain& left New Caledonia for a transit to Brest" where she will be decommissioned early July'
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