UK naval ship also arrives in Colombo for tsunami relief

[TamilNet, Monday, 03 January 2005, 14:20 GMT]
A naval ship of the British naval fleet, HMS Chatham, has arrived in Colombo harbour Monday evening with a group a sailors and two light helicopters. The ship has been sent to Sri Lanka following a request made by the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government led by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, defence sources said.

The arrival the UK ship has come a couple of days after the arrival of a top UK defence team to explore how best the Colonial ruler's assistance could be utilised for tsunami hit Sri Lanka.

The UK the second foreign country to have sent its naval ships to Sri Lanka followed by neighbouring India, while the US Marines ship and two Pakistan ships are also scheduled to arrive with men and material before the end of this week.

 

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