The Sri Lanka Navy has commissioned its second Indian-built advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) at the eastern container terminal of the Colombo harbour.
Commissioned as SLNS Sindurala by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the 105.7-metre by 13.6-metre vessel will be manned by 118 personnel, including 18 officers.
The ship has a landing facility and hangar for an advanced light helicopter.
The AOPV was delivered by Goa Shipyard 25 days ahead of schedule.
Sister vessel SLNS Sayurala was commissioned in August.
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