President Commissions Navy's 4th Fast Attack Squadron
[June 23 2019]
President's Colours also presented to the Flotilla
President Maithripala Sirisena commissioned the 4th
Fast Attack Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy as the 4th Fast Attack
Flotilla during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Trincomalee Naval
Base, last evening (22 June 2019). Secretary to the Ministry of Defence,
General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc was also present at
The President was received by the Commander of the
Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva upon his arrival at the Navy Dockyard
The newly commissioned Flotilla was also awarded the
prestigious President's Colours at the same occasion. It is the highest
honor a military establishment is bestowed with.
As the Navy's premier offensive power, the 4th Fast
Attack Flotilla has been a dominant force operating in the country's
littorals by means of its fast, agile and powerful Fast Attack Craft (FACs).
The Flotilla played an important role during the terrorist war to
counter sea tiger threats.
Religious dignitaries, Governor of the Northern
Province, senior Naval officers and a large number of Naval personnel
were also present at the occasion.