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Japanese ship SETOGIRI (DD-156) visits Sri Lanka

The SETOGIRI (DD-156) crew with local children on board the ship.

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship SETOGIRI (DD-156) made a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka, recently. It was on its way to the Gulf of Aden to participate in an anti-piracy operation.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the crew participated in several programmes, including joint exercises and beach cleaning activities with Sri Lanka Navy.

SETOGIRI also invited Sri Lankan children to observe the ship, where the children received gifts from the ship and the Japanese Embassy.