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Twenty-three in Navy’s SBS pass out

The 26th intake of the Navy’s Special Boats Squadron (SBS) which passed out on Saturday.
The 26th intake of the Navy’s Special Boats Squadron (SBS) which passed out on Saturday.

On successful completion of their training, 19 sailors and four officers of the 26th intake of the Navy’s Special Boats Squadron (SBS) passed out at the SBS Headquarters, Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee on Saturday.

The passing out cum insignia pinning ceremony was graced byNavy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, as the chief guest.

This impressive passing out ceremony was inclusive of a wide range of exercises and displays by SBS personnel exhibiting their skills.

Those who excelled during this arduous training were presented with special awards in recognition of their outstanding performances.

Going by the motto of the Special Boat Squadron, ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, the elite force of the Sri Lanka Navy has been extremely influential in protecting the independence and territorial integrity of the island nation over the years.

Moreover, they have contributed tremendously to the elimination of terrorism during the three decades of war.

Above all, the Special Boat Squadron is capable of confusing the enemy in an unprecedented manner in clandestine operations, disturbing the enemy’s war-fighting capability and opening operational advantage to conventional forces.

Further, it is always a force multiplier on land, sea or from air making the enemy fighting mechanism defenceless in the hands of skillful SBS personnel.

Eastern Commander Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe, Special Boat Squadron Commanding Officer Commander (SBS) Thusitha Daminda, and senior officers from the Naval headquarters and Eastern Naval area were also present on the occasion. 


 

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