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US ship 'USS Lake Erie' leaves the country

US ship USS Lake Erie leaves the country2017620The US ship, 'USS Lake Erie' which arrived to Sri Lanka on the 11th June on a post relief mission, left the country on yesterday (19th June). According to Navy media, the ship was accorded a customary farewell upon its departure from Colombo by the Sri Lanka Navy.

During their stay in the island the crew of the ship had engaged in a number of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activities together with their local counterparts to assist communities affected by the recent weather calamity.

They also participated in a wide range of programmes organized by the Navy including several training engagements and HA/DR drills to assist Navy personnel aware of when faced with disaster situations.

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