As customary, the Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the Japanese vessels to the Colombo Port.
Izumo is the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force flagship and the largest warship in its fleet. It is 248 metres in length and 38 metres in breath with a crew of 970.
The Sazanami is 151 metres in length and 17.4 metres wide with a crew of 175.
During the three day courtesy call the two vessels will participate in a number of exercises.