SLNS Jayasagara

SLNS Jayasagara (P-601) (Jayasagara, in Sinhalese: Sea of victory) is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. It was the lead ship of the locally built Jayasagara class. She served as the flagship of the fleet in the 1980s and 1990s.[1][2]

Sri Lanka
BuilderColombo Dockyard Limited
StatusActive Service
General characteristics
TypeOffshore patrol vessel
Displacement330 tons full load
Length39.8 metres
Beam7 metres
Draught2.2 meters
Propulsion2 × diesel engines, 2 shafts, 2,040 bhp
Speed15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems
civil navigation radar and day/night Optics.
Armament1 dual 25mm, 2 dual 14.5mm, 1 40mm L/70? and additional armaments.
Aircraft carriednone
Aviation facilitiesnone


Since joining the Sri Lankan fleet in 1983, she served as its flagship and was deployed for patrolling the coastal water around Sri Lanka. Due to this she was attached to the 7th Surveillance Command Squadron. During the Sri Lankan Civil War, Jayesagara was involved in anti-arms smuggling patrols and maritime surveillance.[3] In 2004 she took part in a joint naval exercise with the Indian Coast Guard. Since the end of the civil war she has engaged in search and rescue missions in the Indian Ocean.[4][5][1]

In October 2021, SLNS Jayasagara relinquishes her service in the Navy and handed over to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard[6]


  1. ^ a b SLNS Jayasagara, retrieved 2021-09-28
  2. ^ "PoW swap - 11 for the return of 7". Retrieved 2021-09-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Untitled Document". Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka Navy". Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka Navy". Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  6. ^ SLNS Jayasagara, retrieved 2021-10-01

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