Sri Lanka Navy celebrates 69th anniversary today

Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 69th anniversary today. In 1950 the Navy Act was enacted and the Royal Ceylon Navy was formed. In 1972, with the introduction of new constitution, the Royal Ceylon Navy was renamed as the Sri Lanka Navy. From its humble beginning, with a scant ship crew and few crafts, the sea going arm rose to become a formidable force which boasts of its capable 3,347 officers, 47,457 sailors, Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels and state of the art equipment.

Sri Lanka Navy made an admirable contribution to eradicate terrorism which scourged the country and its community nearly three decades. Whatever the experience gained during years of engagement pushed the Navy to the limit and made its men real hard taskmasters. In the aftermath of the hostilities in the country, the Navy’s role has broadened on an unprecedented scale as the organization accelerated the number of welfare measures for naval personnel who were killed, wounded and missing in action and their beloved family members. Apart from that, as a force that is highly recognized and most sought in the country, the Navy is engaged in multifarious developmental projects of the government, deploying the organization’s skilled manpower for the benefit of the country.

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