SL military prepares for next phase of militarisation

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 September 2011, 03:01 GMT]
While the Sri Lankan military operated ‘grease devil’ phenomenon has disturbed normalcy in the North and East sustaining a state of emergency, around 4,000 Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force personnel have been engaged in a joint military exercise named ‘Cormorant Strike 2011’ for the last three weeks in Trincomalee. The SL Army commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, who participated in the concluding event of the joint exercise on ‘counter terrorist actions’ and ‘amphibious landings’ on Monday claimed that the SL military personnel were being trained on how to act under normal laws since the state of emergency has been withdrawn.

SL military engaging in joint exercies in Trincomalee
SL military engaging in joint exercies in Trincomalee [Photo courtesy: Daily Mirror]
SLA soldiers were deployed in the city and its suburbs during the joint military exercise.

Sri Lanka has recently entered into a contract with Russia’s state-run arms enterprise, Rosoboronexport, to purchase different modifications of at least 14 Mi-17 military helicopters.

In the meantime, the Pacific Air Command of the US Air Force, announced that it will conduct a joint air exercise with the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), which is accused of specific instances of war crimes against Eezham Tamils in the UN panel report.


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