Colombo: Adding to the significance of INS Vikramaditya's friendly visit to Colombo, Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena got on board Indian Navy's biggest warship and aircraft carrier.
President Sirisena was welcomed onboard by Rear Admiral Ranveet Singh, Flag Officer Commanding, Western Fleet and Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of the ship.
YK Sinha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Vice Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne of the Sri Lanka Navy were among those present on the special occasion.
The Sri Lankan President was given a Guard of Honour and was then introduced to the ship's officers.
The President walked around the ship and was shown various aviation facilities on board the state-of-art ship.
Colombo is INS Vikramaditya's first visit to a foreign port ever since it was indicted into the Indian navy in 2013. Also, Sirisena has become the first Head of State to visit the ship.