State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday (20thJune) made a visit to the French ships which are on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka.
The State Minister was received by the Commanding Officer of the ship 'Mistral' upon his arrival at the ship. He was also accorded a guard turnout by the French naval personnel onboard the ship. During his visit to the ship State Minister Wijewardene had a friendly discussion with French naval officers. Before his departure the State Minister also signed the visitor's book.
French ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh, Commanding Officer of the Combined Task Force 150 (French Navy) Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas and Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe were also present on the occasion.