Visiting Chinese research vessel, Shi Yan 6 has been granted permission to conduct ocean surveys in the Western seas of Sri Lanka on October 30 and 31, the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said.

A spokesman for the Ministry told that the ocean survey will be carried out with along with representatives of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and the Ruhuna University.

“Officers of the Sri Lanka Navy will be onboard the Shi Yan 6 vessel as observers,” the spokesman added.

Chinese research vessel Shi Yan 6 last Wednesday docked at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port.

-daily mirror