Cormorant Strike 2016 is held at Naval Dockyard in Tincomalee

The annual joint military exercise of the Sri Lanka armed forces, ‘Cormorant Strike’ which saw Sri Lanka Navy Fleet units, Naval Patrolman Branch, Special Boat Squadron, the Army and Air Force personnel involved in mock military operations, concluded at the Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee yesterday (10). The Exercise, covering the Eastern coastal belt commenced on 08th  and concluded on 10th  September with the successful execution of simultaneous mock seaborne and airborne operations, giving participating troops the opportunity to enhance their special operation capabilities and maintain combat readiness.

The final phase of the Field Training Exercise concluded in Trincomalee, was attended by 308 service personnel including 228 from the Navy while SLNS Shakthi, SLNS Ranagaja, Landing Craft Utility L821and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats rendering their assistance in different stages of the exercise.

Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah and a large number of senior officers from the tri-forces attended to inspect the proceedings of the final exercise.