An Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy – HMAS Arunta – arrived at the Port of Colombo on 10 July on a goodwill visit.

The ship comprised a crew of 190 including 24 officers. Upon arrival, the commanding officer of the ship Commander C. W. R. Steil, accompanied by several senior officers, called on Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle.

During their four-day official visit, the ship’s crew is expected to take part in several activities including passage exercises, sporting events and cultural programmes organised by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance mutual relations and interactions.