Cormorant Strike concludes in Kokkilai Beach

The annual joint military exercise of the Sri Lanka armed forces 'Cormorant Strike’, organized by the Sri Lanka Army, successfully came to an end in Kokkilai beach area in Trincomalee today (20). The mock military exercise which was held for the seventh consecutive year, was attended by 58 military personnel drawn from Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and United Kingdom apart from 2,500 Army, 638 Navy and 506 Air Force combatants attached to the special units of Sri Lankan tri-services.

The final day of the mission comprised of wide range of military exercises including patrols, jungle exercises, cordon and search tactics, raids, ambush attacks, sniper firing and rescue and relief missions. The ships, Fast Attack Craft and small boats of the Sri Lanka Navy rendered their assistance in different stages of the mission to yield desired results. Accordingly the 'Cormorant Strike’Field Training Exercise successfully concluded displaying the military might of the Sri Lanka armed forces. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, senior officers from foreign military forces and a host of senior officers from the Army and Air Force were present to witness the final exercise.