Sri Lanka’s naval push

SLN looks outward from its TTW.

Analysis: Sri Lanka Navy re-invents itself as medium-scale regional force

Professor Geoffrey Till, Singapore – IHS Jane’s Navy International

Since the 2010 conclusion of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict with Tamil Tiger separatists in the country’s northern regions, the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has been re-inventing itself to develop the operational agility required to tackle today’s complex defence and security challenges.

The ‘Sri Lanka Navy’s Maritime Strategy 2025’, its roadmap for achieving this aim, was released in November 2016 at the navy’s Galle Dialogue conference in Colombo.

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