Sri Lankan Navy ships leave for SLINEX 2017 in India
Two ships of the Sri Lanka Navy, SLNS Sayura and SLNS
Sagara left for India on Monday (04th September) to take part in the
Naval Exercise 'SLINEX 2017'. According to Navy media, the ships left
home shores from Trincomalee to participate in the biennial joint Naval
Exercise between the Sri Lankan and Indian Navies.
The Sri Lankan Navy ships are expected to arrive at
the Indian Port of Visakhapatnam on Wednesday (06th September). 368 Sri
Lankan Naval personnel including 43 officers and 60 mid-shipmen are
taking part in the Exercise scheduled to be conducted from 07th to 14th
The ships were given a formal farewell before their
departure in the presence of senior Naval officers including Commander
Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nimal Sarathsena and Flag Officer
Commanding the Naval Fleet, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera.
'SLINEX 2017' focuses on fleet work, seamanship,
communication, replenishment at sea, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS)
operations and helicopter operations. Joint naval operations enable both
Navies to rehearse and improve own capabilities and enhance operational
effectiveness required to maintain maritime security in the region.