Written by Zulfick Farzan
03 Sep, 2021 | 5:39 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The 11th joint Tri-service Mega Field Training Exercise (FTX) ‘Exercise – Cormorant Strike XI – 2021’, organized by the Army with the participation of foreign military representatives got underway on Friday (03 August 2021) at Operational Headquarters at Infantry Training Center, Minneriya.
‘Exercise – Cormorant Strike XI – 2021′ commenced after a briefing delivered by the Exercise Director, Major General Harendra Ranasinghe together with the Deputy Ex-Director, Major General Anil Samarasiri and other stakeholders.
A total of 2846 participants, including foreign troops as observers or contributors, representatives from foreign countries, such as India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh as players and observers are also expected to participate in this Field Training Exercise (FTX) ‘Exercise.
The Exercise will be spearheaded in general areas of Mannar, Wilpattu, Arippu, Thunukkai, Vavunikulam, Nedunkerni, Chundikulam, Nayaru, Thiriyaya, Nilaveli, Thoppur, Ilankanthai, Vakarai, Thonithattumadu, Narakamulla, Kanchikudichchiaru, Chenkalady, Dambulla, Moragahakanda, Meemure, Colombo, Dikowita and will continue until 25th September 2021 before the closing ceremony gets underway on 26 September 2021.
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