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- Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka, situated in the middle of the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean, was always a magnet for sea farers. In 1937 the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Force (CNVF) was established. After World War II CNVF was absorbed into the Royal Navy as Ceylon Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (CRNVR). After goining independence from British rule, a nucleus of 100 officers and men were ready to form the Regular Navy. On 9th December 1950 the Navy Act was enacted and the Royal Ceylon Navy was formed. In 1972, with the introduction of new constitution the Royal Ceylon Navy was renamed as the Sri Lanka Navy.