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SL Navy breaks gender barrier; employs women at sea

12 May 2023 10:51 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has taken a historic step by assigning women to sea duties for the first time yesterday (May 11) when the first group of women, which includes two female officers and five women sailors, were attached to SLNS Gajabahu.

This marks a significant advancement in breaking gender roles within the SLN.

The Navy offered the Inshore Patrol Craft Handling Foundation Course in October 2022, during which these women officers and sailors honed their practical and theoretical knowledge of navigation, seamanship, engineering, electricity, combat medicine, firefighting, and communication.

Following the lead of other progressive regional navies, the Sri Lanka Navy is embracing the inclusion of women in sea duties, which is expected to bring full benefits of diversity to national defense in the future.


  Comments - 4

  • lankaputha Friday, 12 May 2023 01:09 PM

    good if they come back at least with the skin .

    Navy boy Friday, 12 May 2023 01:21 PM

    As usual we wake up to advances too.late.some countries have women in the navy close to half a century.

    ANNECUNT Friday, 12 May 2023 02:43 PM

    good better than middle east jobs

    Disappointed. Friday, 12 May 2023 06:49 PM

    Please don't say it is under the current leadership.We had enough of this speech.

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