SRI LANKA NAVY’S LATEST ACQUISITION
SAILS AWAY FROM THE U.S.
Former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter COURAGEOUS
now renamed P 621 leaves Norfolk, Virginia on a Historic Voyage
P 621, the newest vessel to join the Sri Lankan Navy commanded
by Captain S.S. Ranasinghe is due to leave for Sri Lanka on Saturday,
February 19 from the Eastern Coast of the U.S. after a multi-religious
ceremony attended by high officials of the U.S. Department of
Defence, U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Navy and the U.S.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the U.S. Devinda R. Subasinghe
will attend the ceremony along with Rear Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda,
who is in the U.S. representing the Commander of the Sri Lanka
Navy and Brigadier Rohan Jayasinghe, the Defence, Military, Naval
and Air Attaché of Sri Lanka in the U.S.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
18 February 2005