Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Internal Crews Ship Started Sailing ..

The largest passenger ship of the Navy, “Jetliner” which served as a life line between the North and East during the Humanitarian Operations, ventured out on a new journey at the launching ceremony of Jetliner Entertainment Cruise Venture at the Port of Colombo.
The launching of the ship was held in keeping with Naval traditions and customs. The Jetliner will set sail as a recreational cruise ship, holding onboard weddings, corporate events and other social functions. The ship is equipped to cater to the needs of the new clientele. It is manned by a well disciplined and highly trained professional Naval crew.
Minister of Tourism Achala Jagoda graced the occasion as the chief guest. He was received by Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe on his arrival. Ambassadors, Secretaries to the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Ports and Aviation, and foreign dignitaries were among the invitees.
The ship ferried thousands of security forces personnel, civilians and goods between Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai ports till the main ground supply routes were cleared and restored after the dawn of peace. It also holds the record for carrying more than three thousand security forces personnel in a single journey. A breathtaking fireworks display at sea enthralled the guests at the end of the function.

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