Sri Lanka Navy Launches First Marine Battalion

Navy's Marine Battalion was established under a visionary concept of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. During the event one hundred and sixty four (164) Marines including 6 officers and 158 sailors passed out. Speaking at the event, President applauded the service rendered by the Sri Lanka Navy being the first line of defence of the island and for performing various duties when the country requires. President valued the excellent assistance extended by America in providing technological aspects and training. 

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