Sri Lanka commissions Chinese frigate

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Seen here is Parakramabahu before it was commissioned. Source: Sri Lanka Navy.

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned a frigate that was formerly in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), Janes Naval News Brief reports..

The vessel, which has been renamed SLNS Parakramabahu (P625), was commissioned on 22 August in Colombo in the presence of the Sri Lankan and Chinese governments and military leaders. It was previously in service with the PLAN as the Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G)-class frigate, Tongling (542).

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