SLN – Frigates

Frigates – Patrol or light frigates (classified by SLN as Advance Ocean Patrol Vessels)

SLNS Gajabahu P-626 (2018) LOA 378′ TDISP 3,250 tons. Formerly Hamilton-class cutter USCGC Sherman WHEC-720 (1968-2018)

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USCGC Sherman WHEC-720, ca. 2007, before transfer to the Sri Lankan Navy. USCG, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

SLNS Gajabahu P-626 Colombo 2021

Sayurala class LOA 347′ TDISP 2,350 tons (2 active, service since 2017)

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SLNS Sayurala P-623 leaving Goa upon delivery, 2017. Indian Navy, GODL-India , via Wikimedia Commons

Sayurala class AOPV Colombo 2020

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SLNS Sindurala P-624, 2019. Credit: Rehman Abubakr, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Sayurala class AOPV Colombo 2021

SLNS Parakramabahu P-625 (2019) LOA 366′ TDISP 2,300 tons Originally Chinese Navy Type 053H2G frigate PLAN Tonglin 542 (1994-2019). Missile armament removed on transfer.

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SLNS Parakramabahu P-625 arriving at Colombo July 2019. Credit: Adaderana News, CC BY-SA 4.0 ,via Wikimedia Commons

SLNS Parakramabahu P-625 Colombo 2020

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