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29th September 2016

Blessings on Army Flags Invoked in Sri Dalada Maligawa

The day’s second highlight in Kandy began this evening soon after the representative gathering of all ranks attending Kandy ceremonies formed up near the main gate to the Sri Dalada Maligawa with.....

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News Highlights

  • Religious Ceremonies on 67th Birth Anniversary of the Army Launched in Kandy

    The formal inauguration of the series of religious ceremonies on account of the forthcoming 67th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army (October 10), the most admired, dedicated and well recognized as.....

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    28th September 2016 16:38:42 Hours
  • 67TH ARMY ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMMES BEGIN WITH RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

    The precursor to the commemoration of the forthcoming 67th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army and the Army Day (October 10), begins on Wednesday (28) with an inaugural flag-blessing ceremony and .....

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    28th September 2016 10:24:51 Hours
  • Commander Spells out His Vision for Promotion of Army Sports & Athletics

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army with the objective of appreciating and stimulating the sports skills of members of all Army Athletic and Sports Committees, Army..........

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    27th September 2016 22:08:04 Hours
  • Illicit Tree Fellers Nabbed

    20 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment troops of the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday (26) apprehended three men, suspected to have been involved in .....

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    28th September 2016 15:39:56 Hours
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship - 2016 Ends with New Records

    The closing ceremony of the 53rd Army Inter Regiment Athletics Championship and award of trophies to winners took place at the Mahinda Rajapaksha Stadium, Diyagama Sunday (25) evening.....

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    25th September 2016 21:08:58 Hours
  • ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike - VII’ Certificate Awarding Ceremony Takes Place at ITC Minneriya

    The certificate awarding ceremony of the ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike - VII’ and the closing ceremony took place this afternoon (24) at Minneriya Infantry Training Centre (ITC) during.....

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    24th September 2016 20:43:44 Hours
  • Army-Built 75 New Houses for Meeriyabedda Victims to be Distributed before ‘Deepavali’

    Sri Lanka Army-built 75 new houses in Makaldeniya, close to Diyaluma for the displaced in the Meeriyabedda landslide tragedy on 29 October 2014 are to be vested in the recipients.....

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    23rd September 2016 18:03:35 Hours
  • Commandos Display Their ‘Hostage Rescue’ Skills

    Forty-eight Commandos of the Army, grouped into six teams rehearsed their professional skills in ‘Anti Hijacking & Hostage Release’ at the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa airport, Hambantota.....

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    22nd September 2016 19:57:09 Hours
  • Bronze Medalist in Paralympics Felicitated & Rewarded by Prime Minister

    None other than the Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, together with a host of distinguished statesmen, Ministers, Secretary Defence, Commander of the Army and senior state officials, .....

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    22nd September 2016 11:51:01 Hours
  • Army Cricket to be Developed & Promoted Further

    In the face of the series of outstanding gains in the field of Army cricket in the most recent past, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army this morning (22),....

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    22nd September 2016 15:40:27 Hours
  • Commander Felicitates & Lavishly Gifts Bronze Medalist with Promotion

    Sri Lanka Army according a fitting tribute to the Paralympics - 2016 Bronze Medal (Javelin Throw) winner, Corporal Dinesh Priyantha Herath (retd) of 3 Gajaba Regiment was promoted to the rank.........

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    22nd September 2016 13:31:03 Hours
  • 24 Teenage School Cricket Teams in North & East Compete in ‘Murali Harmony Cup’

    Murali Harmony Cup 20 - 20 Cricket Tournament that attracts all teenage male and female cricketers from the North and East began this morning (21) after a formal inaugural ceremony, held at...........

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    21st September 2016 13:43:40 Hours
  • Curtains Come Down on Multi-National ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike - VII' at Arisimalai

    The Army-pioneered mock Exercise 'Cormorant Strike VII - 2016’ Tuesday (20) morning saw its successful accomplishment at Arisimalai, Yanoya, Thiriyaya where a simulated multi-pronged attack on enemy..

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    20th September 2016 12:20:25 Hours
  • Army Beautifies Trincomalee with a New Museum

    Trincomalee, one of the most popular tourist resorts in the island which also boasts a legendary maritime and war history turned more attractive on Monday (19) when the Army bestowed....

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    19th September 2016 17:11:29 Hours
  • Troops Put Up New House for Octogenarian & Her Daughter

    Sensitive to a pathetic plight of an octogenarian living in a shelter with her 55-year old unmarried daughter whose story was highlighted in a recent Sinhala daily.....

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    19th September 2016 12:20:55 Hours
  • Commander Extends Best Wishes to Outgoing SLAF Chief

    On the eve of his retirement from the service, Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, the outgoing Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) paid a formal courtesy call on the Commander of the Army....

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    17th September 2016 13:09:18 Hours
  • Exercise Director Inspects Preparedness in Final Attack

    The ongoing 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike' has now come to its final phase and is currently underway in Verugal, Sigiriya, Lahugala and Vadduvan areas. Director.....

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    15th September 2016 14:57:59 Hours
  • Javelin Throwing Dinesh Priyantha Wins a Bronze Medal for Sri Lanka in Paralympics - 2016

    The Army's retired Corporal Dinesh Priyantha Herath of 3 Gajaba Regiment (GR) Tuesday (13) won the Bronze Medal in Men's Javelin Throw event in Paralympics 2016, now in progress at.....

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    15th September 2016 12:45:42 Hours
  • Now, Gas Cookers & Cylinders Given Free to Kosgama Blast Victims

    Troops of the Sri Lanka Army including engineers, still engaged in ongoing reconstruction and relief work in blast-affected Kosgama areas, coordinated the free donation of gas cookers and cylinders...

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    14th September 2016 21:37:59 Hours
  • Commander Fulfills His Promise to the SLE Regimental Headquarters

    Honouring a verbal promise given during his first visit to the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) Regimental Headquarters at Panagoda soon after assumption of office as the Army Chief.....

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    17th September 2016 13:25:49 Hours

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  • O/L Students in Bogaswewa School Given Incentives

    Bogaswewa Vidyalaya students in Vauvniya District received school accessories and syllabus reading materials as free incentives at the school premises itself on Monday (26).

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    29th September 2016 12:18:07 Hours
  • Army Installs New Drinking Water Facility Following Commander's Initiative

    Considering the humanitarian need for access to drinking water, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, recently directed the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E).....

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    28th September 2016 20:22:56 Hours
  • SFHQ-West Commander Visits Katukeliyawa Battalion Training School

    Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces - West (SF-West) made a formal visit to the Battalion Training School, Katukeliyawa under the SFHQ-West on Sunday (25) where 6 Gemunu.....

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    28th September 2016 19:47:48 Hours
  • Trainees at CAVT Offer their Professional Know-how for a Worthy Cause

    Responding positively to a request of the Grama Niladhari (State official), made to the Commandant, Center for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at Saliyawewa, troops using their professional.........

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    27th September 2016 20:02:27 Hours
  • 65 & 66 Divisions too Contribute to Coastal Cleaning Programmes

    Troops of the 65 and 66 Divisions serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) joined hands together to contribute to a coastal area cleaning project to be in line with the....

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    27th September 2016 19:53:16 Hours
  • Murali Harmony Cup Ends With Impressive Records

    The Murali Harmony T20 Cricket tournament, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with the Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama (Foundation of Goodness) concluded....

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    26th September 2016 15:15:40 Hours
  • New MIR Colonel of the Regiment Assumes Duties

    The new Colonel of the Regiment of Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR), Major General J.R Kulathunga assumed duties at MIR premises, Halmillawewa, Dambulla on Thursday.....

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    25th September 2016 12:35:13 Hours
  • 10 GW Troops Clean Coastal Belt

    A coastal belt cleaning project to coincide with the International Coast Cleaning Week got underway covering the area of Mirijjavila, Godawaya and Hambantota on 20 September 2016. A total.....

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    24th September 2016 18:39:00 Hours
  • Renovated Volleyball Court for SFHQ-W Troops

    A modified and renovated Volleyball Court Complex was declared open by the Commander, Security Forces - Wanni (SF-W) at the Headquarters premises on Thursday (22). The opening.....

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    24th September 2016 18:28:15 Hours
  • Army Dilrukshi Sets New Sri Lanka Record

    Pole Vaulter Hasitha Dilrukshi of Army's 3rd Women's Corp (3(v) SLAWC) set a new Sri Lanka record vaulting over 3.40m at the women's pole vault final in the 53rd Army Athletics Championship.....

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    24th September 2016 10:09:48 Hours
  • ‘Murali Harmony Cup T-20’ Now in Full Swing

    The second day of the 'Murali Harmony Cup T20' cricket tournament, which builds bridges of friendship and brings together young cricketers from across the island commenced today (22) at.....

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    23rd September 2016 18:16:21 Hours
  • Army Achievements in ‘Paralympics - 2016’

    Following is the list of Army contingent plus their results who took part in the recently concluded ‘Paralympics - 2016’ in Rio, Brazil.

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    23rd September 2016 17:30:35 Hours
  • New Log Command Assumes & the Outgoing One Hands Over Office

    Major General M. H. P Mihindukulasuriya, the newly-appointed, Commander, Logistic Command Headquarters assumed duties during a simple ceremony at his office.

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    23rd September 2016 15:11:25 Hours
  • SF-KLN Commander Distribute Computers & Motorbikes For Admin Roles

    Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi Major General Amal Karunasekara with the aim of promoting the efficiency of all under command units and formations distributed 50 desktop computers.....

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    23rd September 2016 14:43:09 Hours
  • High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka Calls on Jaffna Commander

    H.E. Shelly Whiting, High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka had a cordial meeting with the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J), Major General Mahesh Senanayake on Tuesday (22) at the SF - J ..

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    23rd September 2016 14:28:11 Hours
  • SFHQ-C New Commander Assumes Duties

    Major General P.U.S. Vithanage assumed duties as the new Commander of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) Wednesday (14) morning during a simple ceremony at the SFHQ-C premises, ....

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    23rd September 2016 14:22:28 Hours
  • 54 Division New GOC Assumes Duties

    Brigadier T.J Nanayakkara, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) at the 54 Division assumed duties on Monday (19) during a simple ceremony at the Headquarters in Mannar.

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    23rd September 2016 14:12:05 Hours
  • 121 Brigade Troops Launch ‘Shramadana’ Project to Repair School Building

    Troops of the 121Brigade of the 12 Division serving under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ to repair an old building at Moneragala Maha Vidyalaya.....

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    23rd September 2016 14:00:39 Hours
  • Mullaittivu New SF Commander Assumes & Former One Relinquishes

    Major General W.B.D.P Fernando, the new Security Forces Commander – Mullaittivu (SF-MLT) assumed duties as the 8th Commander of the SF-MLT last Wednesday (21). The newly-appointed SF-MLT.....

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    22nd September 2016 16:29:47 Hours
  • 61 Division Enters into New Building Complex

    The new office building complex and the basketball court in the 61 Division premises was opened in the 61 Division Headquarters premises on Wednesday (21).

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    22nd September 2016 14:51:19 Hours

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