Mar 28, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has inspected the progress of two Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels being built for Sri Lanka Navy at Goa Shipyards.
Indian media said Wijewardene has held a discussion with Goa Shipyards Chairman and Managing Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital along with the shipyard officials on the progress of the ship building process.
The first Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel is scheduled to join the Sri Lanka Navy fleet in August 2017 and the second one year after.
As per media reports, Goa Shipyards Limited is executing large export orders from Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Mauritius and has order book of over 180 million US dollars.
Defence Minister currently in India to participate the Defexpo India 2016 exhibition which kicked off today in Goa.
Over 1,000 companies and 47 countries are taking part in this biennial exhibition on land, naval and homeland security systems.