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25th September 2016

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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  • ‘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
  • 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
  • Troops Coordinate Free Distribution of Artificial Limbs Among Kilinochchi Civilians

    Sri Lanka Army troops, showing their concern towards the plight of the handicapped in Kilinochchi area, launched another round of distribution of artificial limbs among the affected in low-income....

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    13th September 2016 18:11:48 Hours
  • Mock Raids on Safe Houses & Air Mobile Attacks Dominate Ongoing Exercise ‘Cormorant Strike’

    Small pockets of Special Forces in the ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike’, currently underway in Welikanda, Sinhapura area, attended by a record 3458 tri-service personnel, including 58 foreign.....

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    13th September 2016 15:31:49 Hours
  • Army’s Glamorous Gunner Sampath Sri Palansuriya Emerges 'Super Star' in 'Ranaviru Reality Show'

    Popular SMS preferences as well as the unanimous judgment of the veterans' panel, observing the vocal skills and artistic performances of tri service vocalists, contesting the finale in the ....

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    12th September 2016 10:44:54 Hours
  • 2 Woman Officers and 29 Other Ranks Pass Out in Colourful Ceremony at Kudaoya

    2 Woman Officers and 29 Other Ranks who underwent Special Operation Support Group Training passed out in a colourful passing-out parade at the Uva-Kudaoya, Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS)....

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    11th September 2016 15:55:40 Hours
  • President Launches National Drug Prevention Campaign in Jaffna

    One more round of the ongoing National Drug Prevention Campaign got to a start in Jaffna this morning (9) at Jaffna Municipal ground during a ceremony, presided by the architect of the project.....

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    9th September 2016 16:55:35 Hours
  • ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike’ Opens Sky for Para Jumps

    'Exercise - Cormorant Strike V1I - 2016', of the Sri Lanka Army is currently underway with the participation of Army, Navy, Air Force troops and a record 58 foreign participants and observers .....

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    9th September 2016 16:20:15 Hours

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  • 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.G 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
  • New Kitchen Opened in 59 Division

    The newly-constructed kitchen for other ranks in the 59 Division was opened at the auspicious minute by Brigadier N. D Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division on Friday (16).

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    22nd September 2016 14:38:04 Hours
  • Army Wrestlers Carry Away Championship in the National Novice Wrestling

    Sri Lanka Army wrestlers were adjudged the champions in the National Novice Wrestling Association Games 2016, held during 16-18 September at the Indoor Complex in the Sports Ministry Complex, Colombo

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    22nd September 2016 15:54:20 Hours
  • Army Guidance Gets Bee Colony Boxes for Low-Income Group Families

    Intending to promote living standards of low-income group families in Mulankavil areas, an initiative was launched by 661 Brigade troops on Monday (19) to introduce the novel self-employment.....

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    21st September 2016 14:29:20 Hours
  • Kilinochchi Commander Visits 66 Division

    Major General Amal Karunasekara, Commander Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF – KLN) made an official visit to the 66 Division Headquarters and the Arasapurakulam Battalion Training School on Tuesday..

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    21st September 2016 15:02:30 Hours
  • 23 Gajaba Regiment Troops Engage in ‘Sharamadana’

    A Sharamadana campaign to clean around Kiriwehera in Kataragama was launched by the troops of the 23 Gajaba Regiment of 12 Division in the morning on Thursday (8).

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    20th September 2016 16:51:48 Hours
  • Headquarters Logistic Command Gets an ATM in Kosgama

    An ATM machine of the Bank of Ceylon was set up at the Headquarters Logistic Command premises at Kosgama in response to a request of the Army. It was formally opened and put into operation...........

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    21st September 2016 14:10:04 Hours

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