The Sri Lankan Navy is taking part in a nine-day joint military exercise, Cormorant Strike, which began on 21 November 2010.

The exercise provides an opportunity for different elements of the navy to practise amphibious operations and enhance skills.

The navy is engaged in landing troops and war materials from the sea and special operations conducted by the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) along with special forces of the Sri Lankan Army.

The naval exercise will include embarkation and disembarkation of troops and war materials to the naval ships, movement to the objective area through sea under war situation, amphibious assault and landing in enemy territory.

A landing ship tank (LST), a landing craft utility (LCU), two fast gun boats (FGBs), five fast attack craft (FACs), 23 high-speed Arrow boats and several water jet-type craft will be representing the navy.