proves its mettle
Army, Navy and Air
Force join exercise code-named ‘Cormorant Strike’
A joint Army, Navy and Air Force exercise
code-named ‘Cormorant Strike’ is being carried out
in Silawatura, Mannar, at present.
Around 2,500 security forces personnel are taking
part in the exercise.
Forty naval and aircraft including the Shakthi naval
vessel, Kfir aircraft, MI 24 helicopters, Y12 and MI
17 also participated in the Cormorant Strike.
Security forces personnel from the commando regiment
and Special Forces directly are involved in ground
They were brought to the land from the Shakthi
ship by Navy vessels.
This amphibious landing was jointly coordinated by
senior security officials in the Tri-Forces.
Commando troops also landed with the support of
“This exercise commenced a few days ago. During that
period, troops have already been deployed for the
preliminary operations and main operation. These
troops will gain all the territories that have been
designed as an enemy area,” military spokesman
Major-General Ubhaya Medawala said.
Through this exercise, different levels of
command will be exercised in command ability,
decision making ability, and how they evolve
different plans to match the concept already
evaluated and need to put into practice. The gained
pluses as well as shortcomings will be taken into
consideration, following this operation
This is the first time in the history of Sri Lankan
security forces that such a joint exercise is being
Military exercises are to be conducted regularly to
gauge and assess military effectiveness of any army
or armed forces, Major-General Medawala told the
media in Silawatura, Mannar.
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