Sea Scouts in Sri Lanka was originally established in 1932. The Sri Lanka Navy would be providing all the technical facilities and some of the training. Captain Suresh De Silva a former President’s Scout, who is now the Headquarters Commissioner for Sea Scouts is in charge of the operations. There was already a two-day orientation course for prospective Leaders and a one-day practical course for the Scouts.
Sea Scouts are members of the Scout Movement, with a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities. These activities can be on the sea, rivers or lakes. Sea Scouts can provide a chance to sail, cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regattas. Sea Scouts often have distinctive uniforms. In some countries or Scout organizations, Sea Scouting is a program just for older Scouts.
One of the earliest records of “Sea Scouts” is in Chums magazine which refers to “Sea Scouts” as early as July 1909. These Sea Scouts were part of the Chums Scouts and British Boy Scouts.