A Chinese warship that arrived in Colombo on 10 August docked at the port there for two days, the Sri Lanka Navy said.
The ‘Hai Yang 24 Hao’ is on a “formal visit”, it said in a media statement.
The 129 metre-long-ship is manned by a crew of 138 members, the Navy said, amid local media reports of “initial resistance” from India.
A spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that while he had seen reports of a Chinese ship in Colombo harbour, he was unsure if it is a warship.
“The government carefully monitors any development having a bearing on India’s security, interests and takes all necessary measures to defend them,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi added.