Kochi: Two Indian Navy warships, INS Sutlej and INS Sunayna, have been deployed to Sri-Lanka on Friday to provide assistance consequent to the calamity caused due to cyclone ‘Roanu’. The ships sailed from Kochi with 30-40 tons of relief material which includes inflatable rafts, fresh water, medical supplies, clothing and provisions necessary for disaster relief operations and are scheduled to reach Colombo on Saturday.
A Chetak helicopter has also been embarked for the deployment. The decision to deploy the ships was taken by the government late in the night in response to the request for assistance from Sri Lankan government. The ships, in addition to providing the relief material, would also be participating in the rescue and relief efforts.