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Encyclopedia > Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka Navy
Components
Sri Lanka Navy
Volunteer Naval Force
Naval Patrolmen
Special Boat Squadron
Naval and Maritime Academy
History
History of the Sri Lanka Navy
Ships
Current Fleet
Historic Ships
Personnel
Commander of the Navy
Naval Ranks
Sri Lanka Navy

Sri Lanka Navy Insignia
Active December 9, 1950–present
Country Sri Lanka
Role Naval and Maritime Defense
Size 20,000
Part of Ministry of Defence
Motto Defenders of the Nation
Anniversaries December 9 (Navy Day)
Battles/wars World War II
1971 Insurrection
Insurrection 1987-89
Sri Lankan Civil War
Commanders
Commander of the Navy Vic. Adm. Wasantha Karannagoda, RSP, USP, SLN
Notable
commanders
Admiral W.W.E.C. Fernando VSV,ndc, psc, SLN  
Sri Lankan Navy Ensign.
Naval Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Navy (1950-1972).

The Sri Lankan Navy is the key maritime division of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and is classed as the most vital defence force of Sri Lanka. It conducts maritime operations at sea for the defence of the Sri Lankan nation and its interests. The Sri Lankan Navy is comprised of five commands each being commanded by a flag officer and is ultimately commanded by the Commander of the navy, who exercises his command from the Naval Headquarters in Colombo. The rank structure of the Sri Lankan navy follows that of the Royal Navy. Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Blue Ensign flown by merchant vessels commanded by officers in the SLVNF. The Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force(SLVNF) is the volunteer reserve force of the Sri Lanka Navy in Sri Lanka. ... Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ... The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: Wishesha Yathra Balaghanaya) is the Sri Lanka Navys elite special forces unit. ... Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee, is the location of initial officer training in the Sri Lanka Navy, and is located within SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee. ... // Naval Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Navy (1950-1972). ... The Sri Lankan Naval fleet consists of above fifty combat, support ships and inshore patrol crafts. ... B SLNS Balawatha -Shanghai class Fast Gun Boat D SLNS Dakshaya -Shanghai class Fast Gun Boat G SLNS Gajabahu - River class Frigate (ex-HMCS Hallowell, ex-Israeli Misnak,ex-HMCyS Gajabahu) H HMCyS Hansaya -Long Patrol Boat J SLNS Jagatha -Shanghai class Fast Gun Boat SLNS Jayasena -Jayasagara class Off... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ministry of Defence (Sri Lanka) The President of Sri Lanka and Minister of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order Hon. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 1971 uprising led by the Sinhalese Sri Lankan Peoples Liberation Front, or Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, was an unsuccessful Marxist youth rebellion that claimed 15,000 youth lives. ... The Peoples Liberation Front (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna) is a marxist Sinhalese political party in Sri Lanka was involved in 1987-89 insurrection in Sri Lanka which were lost around 50,000 lives. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda RSP, USP, MBA, MSc, ndc, psc, DISS, MRIN, MNI, SLN since 1 September 2005, is the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy of Sri Lanka, the most senior serving officer in the Sri Lanka Navy. ... Rana Wickrama Padakkama Ribbon/Bar Rana Wickrama Padakkama Medal Main article: Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka The Rana Wickrama Padakkama (රණ වික්රම පදක්කම) medal and bar are presented to Sri Lankan military officers and other ranks as a reward for individual or allied acts of heroism in facing the... Uttama Seva Padakkama Ribbon/Bar Uttama Seva Padakkama Medal Main article: Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka The Uttama Seva Padakkama () is presented to all ranks of the Regular Forces of the Sri Lankan military for valuable service and dedication to duty with the outstanding ability, merit... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... Admiral W.W.E.Clancy Fernando VSV,USP, ndc, psc, SLN (In Sinhalese: ) (1938–1992) was the SLN Commander of the Navy from 1 November 1991 - 16 November 1992. ... Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya Ribbon/Bar Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya Medal Main article: Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka The Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya (විශිෂ්ට සේවා විභූෂණය) medal and bar are presented to Sri Lankan senior military officers of three services, given that their service is of not less than 25 years and... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_the_Royal_Ceylon_Navy. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_the_Royal_Ceylon_Navy. ... The Military of Sri Lanka consists of Three Branches which are the Army, Navy, Air Force which comes under the Ministry of Defence. ... Defence Force Football Club is a football club based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago that plays in the countrys Professional Football League. ... 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Sri Lanka situated in the middle of major sea lanes passing through the Indian Ocean was always a magnet for sea farers. In 1937 the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Force (CNVF) was established. After World War II CNVF was absorbed into the Royal Navy as Ceylon Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (CRNVR). After independence from British rule, a nucleus of 100 Officers and Men prepared to form the Regular Navy gradually. On 9 December 1950 the Navy Act was enacted and Royal Ceylon Navy was formed. In 1972, with Sri Lanka becoming a Republic and the introduction of new constitution Royal Ceylon Navy was renamed as the Sri Lanka Navy. In recent years it had played a key role in the Sri Lankan civil war, conducting deep sea, costal & inshore patrols, amphibious and supply operations. The navy has its own elite special forces unit, the Special Boat Squadron. A sea lane is regularly used route for ocean-going vessels. ... “RNR” redirects here. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... The term deep sea refers to those areas of oceans to which little or no light penetrates (the aphotic zone). ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: Wishesha Yathra Balaghanaya) is the Sri Lanka Navys elite special forces unit. ...


The Commander-in-Chief of the Military of Sri Lanka is the President of the country and so the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lanka Navy too. The professional head of the navy is the Commander of the Navy, at present Vic. Adm. Wasantha Karannagoda. Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... The President of Sri Lanka is the head of state and dominant political figure in Sri Lanka. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda RSP, USP, MBA, MSc, ndc, psc, DISS, MRIN, MNI, SLN since 1 September 2005, is the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy of Sri Lanka, the most senior serving officer in the Sri Lanka Navy. ...

Contents

Role

The role of the Sri Lanka Navy is

Navy is the most vital defence force of an island nation. The maritime role is to conduct operations at sea for the defence of the nation and its interests.[1]

History

The Beginning and World War II

In January, 1938 the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Force(CNVF) was created with Commander W.G. Beauchamp as Commanding Officer.On 31 August 1939 at the out set of World War 2, the CNVF was mobilized for war duties. Three years later, the CNVF was offered to, and accepted by the Royal Navy (RN) as a Volunteer Reserve, the Ceylon Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (CRNVR). It continued under the Royal Navy operational and administrative command until March 1946. With the end of the war, it reverted to Ceylon Government Control, though yet CRNVR in name. In the 1939-1946 period, the CRNVR carried out several operational duties, mainly at sea. Cutting its teeth on the Port Commission Tugs Samson and Goliath, it later manned and operated trawlers and Antarctic whalers converted as Minesweepers and fitted out with guns, submarine detection equipment and anti-submarine weaponry. They were the HMS Overdale Wyke (the first ship to be purchased by the Government of Ceylon), HMS Okapi, HMS Semla, HMS Sambhur, HMS Hoxa, HMS Balta and HM Tugs Barnet and C 405. In addition the CRNVR manned several Motor Fishing Vessels (MFV), Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML) and miscellaneous auxiliary vessels. All were manned exclusively by CRNVR personnel. These ships were meant to sweep and guard the approaches the harbors but were often used on extended missions outside Ceylon waters. In the course of these operations, the ships came under enemy fire recovered essential information from Japanese Air Craft that where shot down, sailed to Akyab after the Burma front was opened in two FMVs for harbour duties and, was called upon to accept the surrender of the Italian Light Cruiser Eritrea and escort her to port with a prize crew on board. The commanding officer (CO) is the officer in command of a military unit. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The computer game Minesweeper. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a non-profit organization involved in a variety of projects to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. ... Flying machine redirects here. ... Akyab is a city and district in the Arakan division of Burma. ... A light cruiser is a warship that is not so large and powerful as a regular (or heavy) cruiser, but still larger than ships like destroyers. ...


Royal Ceylon Navy

The Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sayura

After Independence from British rule in 1948 the government believed a island nation should possess a strong navy to be it first line of defense. Therefore on 9 December 1950 the Royal Ceylon Navy was created with Ceylon Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve forming the nucleus. The first war ship was commissioned HMCyS Vijaya a Algerian class Minesweeper, ex-HMS Flying Fish along with other patrol boats and tugs. Later the fleet was expanded with, HMCyS Parakram another Algerian class Minesweeper (ex-HMS Pickle), two Canadian built "River" class Frigates HMCyS Mahasena (ex-HMCS Violetta, Orkney and ex-Israeli ship Mivtach), HMCyS Gajabahu (ex-HMCS Hallowell, ex-Israeli Misnak) and Ocean going Tug(ex-HMS Adept). During the 1971 insurrection the navy sent its sailors for combat operations against the insurgents. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An island nation is a country that is wholly confined to an island or islands. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... HMCyS Vijaya (Vijaya first king of Sri Lanka) was a Algerine class minesweeper of the Royal Ceylon Navy. ... Categories: Ship types ... SLNS Gajabahu (Gajabahu former king of Sri Lanka) was a River class frigate of the Sri Lanka Navy. ...


In 1972 the "Dominion of Ceylon" became the "Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" and the Royal Ceylon Navy became the Sri Lanka Navy. The Naval Ensign along with the Flag Officers' flags were redesigned. The term "Captain of the Navy", introduced in the Navy Act, was changed to "Commander of the Navy", in keeping with the terminology adopted by the other two services. Finally, "Her Majesty's Ceylon Ships" (HMCyS) became "Sri Lankan Naval Ships" (SLNS). National motto: None Official languages Sinhala, Tamil Other languages English Capitals Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Largest city Colombo (former capital) President Mahinda Rajapakse Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Government Democratic Socialist Republic Constitution Second Republic 1978 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 119th 65,610 km² 1. ... A naval ensign is the flag used by a countrys navy on their ships. ...


Recent years

At the begin of the civil war in the 1980’s the navy found it self poorly equipped to face the new threats the LTTE created. But this was soon over come by increasing the fleet of patrol boats and the introduction of fast attack crafts. These proved highly successful in limiting the LTTE’s use of the seas. The weapon systems on these were upgraded with time as the sea tigers resorted to using sophisticated suicide crafts against naval crafts. During this time the navy took part in its first amphibious operation in its history. The size of the force along with the fleet increased in the years of war. In the early 80’s a land combat force was created witch at first limited it self to base defense and as its numbers increased took part in offensive operations against the LTTE along with the Sri Lankan Army. An elite naval special forces unit called the Special Boat Squadron was created in the late 80’s based on the British Special Boat Service. In 2000 the Navy started a Fleet air arm(FAA) by acquiring a HAL Chetak from India. Today the FAA operates from the two Offshore Patrol Vessels of the fleet. At present conventional warfare capability is increased by the addition of Missile Corvettes. LTTE is an acronym or initialism for: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Known for their guerilla warfare forcibly killing every other independent groups aiming for seperate state. ... LTTE Sea Tiger head, Colonel Soosai on a Sea Tiger vessel off Mullaitivu Sea Tigers is the naval part of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, founded in 1984 [1]. The Sea Tigers have a number of small, but very effective suicide-bomber vessels [2]. During its existence it has... It has been suggested that Landing operation be merged into this article or section. ... LTTE is an acronym or initialism for: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Known for their guerilla warfare forcibly killing every other independent groups aiming for seperate state. ... The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the British Royal Navys special forces unit. ... The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships. ... An Off-shore Patrol Vessel (OPV) is large and seaworthy enough to patrol off-shore, in the open ocean. ... Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. ...


Organisation

Naval Headquarters

The professional head of the navy is the Commander of the Navy (C of N), at present Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and reports directly to the Minister of Defence. The Commander of the Navy exercises operational and administrative control of the Navy from naval headquarters, Colombo. He is assisted by the Chief of Staff (C of S), at present Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage, who along with Director Generals and Directors comprise the Board of Management (BOM) and Board of Directors (BOD) of the Sri Lanka Navy. This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda RSP, USP, MBA, MSc, ndc, psc, DISS, MRIN, MNI, SLN since 1 September 2005, is the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy of Sri Lanka, the most senior serving officer in the Sri Lanka Navy. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ...


Area Commands

The Navy has five commands (or Naval Areas), each under the control of a flag officer for effective command and administrative control. This is in order to efficiently maintain all ships, crafts and vehicles; and to ensure the operational readiness of commands and units each area shall have its own harbour/ base, repair and refitting facilities, signal centres, logistic, civil engineering and medical facilities. A Flag Officer is a naval officer of a high rank entitling him to fly a personal flag, especially on his flagship. ...

Five Area Commands
  • Eastern Naval Area
  • North Central Naval Area
  • Northern Naval Area
  • Southern Naval Area
  • Western Naval Area

Branches

Sri Lanka Navy consists following branches;

  • Executive Branch
    • Navigation and Direction
    • Communications
    • Gunnery
    • Missiles
    • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
    • Diving
    • Hydrography
  • Engineering Branch
  • Medical Branch
  • Logistics Branch
  • Electrical Branch
  • Naval Patrolman Branch
  • Information Technology Branch
  • Musical Branch
  • Legal Branch
  • Provost Branch

Anti-submarine warfare is a term referring to warfare directed against submarines. ... Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ... Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ...

Rank structure

Main article: Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy

The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy. These ranks generally correspond with those of Western or Commonwealth Nations militaries, and reflect those of the British Warrant Officer, Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks and the Commissioned officer ranks. The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... For Chief Petty Officer both the shoulder tab insignia and the sleeve insignia from the No. ... History Insignia for officers was first introduced in 1748, with differences in rank being seen in the cut of the lapels and the cuffs. ...


Commissioned Officer ranks

NATO Code OF-9(1) OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D
 Sri Lanka
Title Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant-
Commander
Lieutenant Sub-
Lieutenant
Midshipman
Abbreviation Adm VAdm RAdm Cdre Capt Cdr Lt Cdr Lt S/Lt Mid
  • 1 Awarded only when selected as Chief of Defence Staff.

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Warrant Officers,Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks (Other Ranks)

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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Title Master Chief Petty Officer Fleet Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Rate Able Rate Ordinary Rate Recruit
Abbreviation WO1 WO2 CPO PO LH AB ORD

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Women in the Sri Lanka Navy

Today women are requited to both the regular and volunteer forces. Although at first limited to the medical branch currently both lady officers and female rates are able to join any branch of service including the executive branch as well. In 2007 the navy gained its first ever Lady Commodore, Surgeon Commodore Indranee Y. Amarasinghe.[2] Blue Ensign flown by merchant vessels commanded by officers in the SLVNF. The Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force(SLVNF) is the volunteer reserve force of the Sri Lanka Navy in Sri Lanka. ... Commodore has several meanings: Commodore International is a computer company Commodore 64 and Amiga were home computers Commodore (rank) is a naval rank Commodore (yacht club) is the senior officer of a yacht club The Holden Commodore is a type of car The Opel Commodore is a type of car... Commodore has several meanings: Commodore International is a computer company Commodore 64 and Amiga were home computers Commodore (rank) is a naval rank Commodore (yacht club) is the senior officer of a yacht club The Holden Commodore is a type of car The Opel Commodore is a type of car...


Training

Today training of personal are carried out in Sri Lanka in four main training establishments,

  • Naval & Maritime Academy
  • SLNS 'Nipuna' - Advanced Naval Training Center
  • SLNS 'Shiksha' - Recruit Training Centre
  • SLNS 'Thakshila' - Naval Artificer Training Institute (Welisara)

Additional training is carried out in UK, India, Pakistan, Australia. Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee, is the location of initial officer training in the Sri Lanka Navy, and is located within SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee. ...


Fleet

Main article: Current Sri Lanka Navy ships

The Sri Lankan Naval fleet consists of above fifty combat, support ships and inshore patrol crafts. The Sri Lankan Naval fleet consists of above fifty combat, support ships and inshore patrol crafts. ... A rare occurance of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...


Offshore Patrol Vessels

The Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara escorted by two Fast attack crafts.
  • SLNS Sayura
  • SLNS Samudura
  • SLNS Sagara

Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... SLNS Sayura (Sayura, in Sinhalese: Sea) is the Flag ship and an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. ... SLNS Samudura (P-621) (Samudura, in Sinhalese: Sea) is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. ... SLNS Sagara (Sagara meaning: Sea) is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. ...

Corvette

  • Missile Corvette

Fast missile vessels

The Saar 4 class missile boats were built at the Israel shipyards and based on Israeli Navy designs grounded in accumulated experience derived in the operation of Cherbourg (Saar 3) class. ... Missile Boat, see Missile Boat (disambiguation) Missile boat FNS Hamina of the Finnish Navy. ...

Patrol vessels

Sri Lankan Navy Troop Transport Ship
Colombo class fast attack craft
  • Type 037 class submarine chaser
    • SLNS Parakramabahu (P 351)
  • Fast gun boats
  • Fast attack crafts
    • Dvora
    • Super Dvora Mk II
    • Super Dvora Mk III
    • Shaldag class
    • Colombo class (Locally built)
    • Simonneau class
    • Chevron class
    • Trinity Marine class
    • Coastal patrol crafts
    • Inshore patrol crafts

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1878 KB) The picture is of a Sri Lanka troop transport catamaran, Kvaerner Fjellstrand type, taken by me, Ulf Larsen, in Trincomalee in August 2004 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1878 KB) The picture is of a Sri Lanka troop transport catamaran, Kvaerner Fjellstrand type, taken by me, Ulf Larsen, in Trincomalee in August 2004 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Type 037 class submarine chaser is also known as the Hainan class, designed by China to replace the Soviet S.O.-1 class submarine chaser. ... Type 062-I class gunboat is the successor of the Shanghai-I/II class gunboats. ... The Jayasagara class patrol craft are part of the Sri Lankan Navy they have been locally built. ... The Type 062 class gunboat is the successor of the Shantou class gunboat, and it is also known as Shanghai-I/II classes. ... The Type 062 class gunboat is the successor of the Shantou class gunboat, and it is also known as Shanghai-I/II classes. ... The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur. ... The Super Dvora Mark II fast patrol boats is a high-speed class of patrol boats meant for a variety of naval missions from typical off-shore coastal patrol mission profiles to high-speed, high-maneuver littoral warfare. ... Super Dvora Mark III is the latest generation of the venerable Dvora family of fast patrol boats or fast attack crafts (FPB/FAC). ... The Shaldag class Fast Patrol Boat is a small but fast class of patrol boats developed for the Israeli Sea Corps (ISC) and launched in 1989, it has since seen service several other navies. ... The Ultra Fast Attack Craft commonly known as the Colombo Class is an ultra high-speed class of patrol boats meant for a variety of naval missions from typical off-shore coastal patrol mission profiles to high-speed, high-maneuver littoral warfare. ...

Logistic vessels

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Equipment

  • Gabriel - Sea to Sea missile
  • Typhoon - Naval Optronic Stabilized Weapon Platforms
  • ZPU-2
  • AGM-114 Hellfire

The Gabriel missile was devoloped it in 1962 and is used as a sea to sea missle. ... A type of close in weapon system manufactured by Rafael of Israel. ... ZPU-4 in Batey ha-Osef museum, Israel. ... Type Air-to-ground and surface-to-surface Missile Nationality United States Era Cold War and through Global War on Terrorism Launch platform Rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, Unmanned aerial vehicle, tri-pods, ships, and ground vehicles Target Three warhead variants defeat an array of targets including tanks, light armored...

Fleet Air Arm

With the navy deploying offshore patrol vessels (opv) in its fleet since 2001 when SLNS Sayura was commissioned, the navy has been considering the development of a fleet air arm to operate from these offshore patrol vessels. Two types of helicopters are believed to be able to operate from these ships are being tested by the navy. They include; Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... SLNS Sayura (Sayura, in Sinhalese: Sea) is the Flag ship and an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. ...

South African Air Force Aérospatiale Alouette III The Aérospatiale Alouette III is a general purpose, single-engined light utility helicopter originally manufactured by Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale of France, now Eurocopter). ... The HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engined, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable, Search-and-Rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). ...

Special Forces

Main article: Special Boat Squadron

The navy has its own elite special forces unit, the Special Boat Squadron. Established in the 1980s SBS was modeled after the Special Boat Service of the Royal Navy. It has roles in naval special operations such as amphibious raids, Maritime Counter-Terrorism, Reconnaissance and target indication, combat swimmer missions and small boat operations. As a Special Forces unit, its role is not limited to water-borne operations. It also conducts operations on land, either with ground combat units of the Navy and the Army, or separately. The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: Wishesha Yathra Balaghanaya) is the Sri Lanka Navys elite special forces unit. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: Wishesha Yathra Balaghanaya) is the Sri Lanka Navys elite special forces unit. ... The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the British Royal Navys special forces unit. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


Naval Patrolmen

A branch formed recently to augment the land combat capabilities of SLN. Effetely members of this branch are soldiers of the navy performing the role of naval infantry. Originally limited for base and harbors security. In recent years Naval Patrolmen have taken parting offensive and defensive operations against the LTTE in conjunction with the army or independently, using both infantry and light armored units. A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... France Marines is the name of a commune in the département of Val dOise, France. ... LTTE is an acronym or initialism for: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Known for their guerilla warfare forcibly killing every other independent groups aiming for seperate state. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I Infantry or footmen are very highly disciplined and trained soldiers who fight primarily with small arms(rifles), but are trained to use everything from their bare hands to missle systems in order to neutralize... The Buffel was the primary mine-protected APC of the South African Army during the Angolan conflict. ...


Provost Branch

The Naval Provost branch of the Sri Lanka Navy is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining discipline and enforcement of law and order among the Naval personnel by way of prevention of crimes, detection of crimes, apprehension of offenders, conducting preliminary investigations for necessary disciplinary action and providing assistance to all naval authorities on all disciplinary and other connected matters.


Parama Weera Vibhushanaya recipients

Parama Weera Vibhushanaya Ribbon/Bar Parama Weera Vibhushanaya Medal Parama Weera Vibhushanaya (පරම වීර වීභූෂණය) is the highest Sri Lanakn military decoration equivalent to United States Medal of Honor, that awarded as a reward for all ranks of the tri services (Regular/Volunteer) individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of the most... Lieutenant Commander (Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy) is a commissioned officer rank in many navies superior to a Lieutenant and subordinate to a Commander. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ...

See also

The Military of Sri Lanka consists of Three Branches which are the Army, Navy, Air Force which comes under the Ministry of Defence. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy. ... The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: Wishesha Yathra Balaghanaya) is the Sri Lanka Navys elite special forces unit. ... Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee, is the location of initial officer training in the Sri Lanka Navy, and is located within SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee. ...

References

  1. ^ About Us. Sri Lanka Navy. Retrieved on 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ a b ABS Hovercraft Ltd. Sri Lanka Navy

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links and Additional References

  • Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Navy
  • General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy


 
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