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New Commander Amid Ceremonials & Greetings Assumes Office at AHQ

The Sri Lanka Army Headquarters on Wednesday (August 21) gave a red carpet welcome to the Army’s newly-appointed 23rd Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc when he arrived at the Army Headquarters to take office amid military honours, ceremonials, greetings and best wishes.

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New Commander Assures Priority for Defence of the Country

21st August 2019 18:41:48 Hours

New Commander Assures Priority for Defence of the Country

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the new Commander of the Army in his message on assumption of office as the 23rd Commander of the Army vows to protect the country from all threats.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander Accepts Symbolic Baton from Outgoing General Mahesh Senanayake

20th August 2019 19:02:59 Hours

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander Accepts Symbolic Baton from Outgoing General Mahesh Senanayake

A formal military salute and a dignified ceremony at the Army Headquarters premises and the Commander’s office this morning (20) saluted the outgoing 22nd Commander...

Foreign Comments on a ‘Sovereign Decision, Unwarranted & Unacceptable’ - FM

20th August 2019 18:02:59 Hours

Foreign Comments on a ‘Sovereign Decision, Unwarranted & Unacceptable’ - FM

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka in a special message issued on Tuesday (20) on the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Army states his appointment is a sovereign...

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Outgoing Commander Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President

21st August 2019 19:05:50 Hours

Outgoing Commander Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President

The outgoing Commander of the Army, General Mahesh Senanayake Tuesday (20) afternoon paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. President Sirisena during the cordial discussions...

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander of the Army

20th August 2019 18:56:06 Hours

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander of the Army

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc as the 23rd Commander of the Army effective from 18 August 2019 after...

New Commander Receives Letter of Appointment

20th August 2019 17:10:50 Hours

New Commander Receives Letter of Appointment

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces this morning (19) handed over the letter of appointment of the 23rd Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the President’s Secretariat.

Situation Report

08-01-2019

NORTH: Troops in the general area of NEELUMWILA recovered unusable four anti personnel mines on Monday (7).

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A selected set of Officers and Other Ranks representing all formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni were trained on “Kiyoshiryu Budo” a self defence martial art. The Budo Martial Art style was initially introduced by Major General Jagath Gunawardena as the then General Officer Commanding of the 57 Division to train Emergency Response Team soldiers with blessings of the Commander of the Army.