Russian Warship Docks in Sri Lanka
Russian naval ship “Yaroslav Mudriy”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 24th November 2014. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.
“Yaroslav Mudriy” is a destroyer commanded by Captain 3rd Rank Vladmir A Cherokov. The ship is 126.6 meters in length and has a displacement of 4,480 tons. Her current number of crew members is 210.
The Commander of the task group, Captain 1st rank Igor N Smirnov and Commanding Officer, paid a call on the Commander of the Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Dayananda Nanayakkara, at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.
The visiting Russian ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 28th November. The ship’s complement is scheduled to participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka.
Press Release; Image: Sri Lanka Navy