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Seychelles VP in Sri Lanka to receive two patrol crafts

Vice President Vincent Meriton of the Republic of Seychelles arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (30) to receive two Wave Rider Inshore Patrol Craft (WRIPC) donated by the Government of Sri Lanka to the Government of Seychelles. The handing over ceremony of the Patrol Craft was held today at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in the Colombo Port.

Sri Lanka arranged this donation to Seychelles as per the request of Danny Faure, the President of the Seychelles during the bilateral discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena during the recent state visit to the Seychelles in October, 2018 coinciding with the thirty (30) years of establishment of Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the Seychelles.

The handing over ceremony was graced by President Sirisena with the participation of officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Chief of Defence Staff, Secretary to the President, and the High Commissioner of the Seychelles in Colombo.

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