Qi Jiguang arrives at Colombo…
November 11, 2017
The training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy arrived at Colombo Port yesterday (10), on a four-day goodwill visit.
The Ship Qi Jiguang arrived in Sri Lanka as a part of its multinational mission with foreign countries in 2017, a plan which was approved by the Chinese Central Military Commission.
According to the plan, in combination with ocean-going practice ,Qi Jiguang Ship visited Oman, Portugal, Italy and would depart for Thailand on November 14.
The naval training ship was commissioned only in February this year subordinate to Dalian Naval Academy. The ship is named after the hero Qi Jiguang of Ming Dynasty.
During the ship’s port call in Colombo, Rear Admiral Yan Zhengming, superintendent of the PLA Navy’s Dalian Naval Academy and commanding officer of the training ship’s ocean-going mission, is scheduled to call on Navy Commander S. S. Ranasinghe and Rear admiral NPS Attygalle, Commander of Western Naval Area.
- Photographed by Osanda Daham