The offshore patrol vessels, SLNS Sindurala and Suranimala left Trincomalee on Thursday and are scheduled to arrive at the port of Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
The annual Joint Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise – SLINEX 2019 is scheduled to be held from Saturday.
The week long exercise will be attended by 323 Sri Lankan navy personnel including the commanding flag officer of the naval fleet. The exercise features wide ranging naval exercises including helicopter operations.
Sri Lankan navy said in a statement that the exercise signifies the desire of both countries to enhance co-operation and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two navies.
The navy said it will enable both navies to rehearse and improve own capabilities and enhance operational effectiveness required to maintain maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.