The Sri Lankan navy's main task has traditionally been patrolling its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone, but the civil conflict created additional tasks for the navy. Navy units routinely took to patrolling the shallow lagoons and waters of northern Sri Lanka and the 20-mile-wide Palk Strait.
Naval missions include deep-sea surveillance, fast attack craft (FAC) operations, convoy moves, harbor security, inshore patrol craft operation, land operations and special...
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