Deputy Commander of the Eastern Naval Command W.D.E.M. Sudharshana says that an Air Wing will be added to Sri Lanka Navy soon. He said this during a workshop for media personnel. The local Navy has been identified by various names in its history. It was named the Sri Lanka Navy in 1972. Sri Lanka Navy conducted many successful operations during the war. The Deputy Commander said that establishing an Air Wing in the Navy is a present need. The workshop was held to brief the media on various activities of the Navy. He said that measures are being taken to add 10 new attack craft to the Navy in the future. He pointed out that search operations by air are faster than search operation done by sea. It was said that an Air Wing is an essential part for a developing Navy.