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25th August 2016

Stage Set to Kick Off ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2016’ Sessions at BMICH

The ‘Defence Seminar’, a provenance of the Sri Lanka Army was devised as an annual international forum in 2011 with the aim of setting up a platform of rich intellectual interaction.....


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  • 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike VII - 2016' with Foreign Participants to Start from Kokilai

    Sri Lanka Army’s novel Field Training Exercise (FTX), the 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike VII - 2016' for the 7th consecutive year, will be launched from Kokilai in the East with the.....

    25th August 2016 13:47:06 Hours
  • Army Sportsmen & Women Carry Away DSG Championship for 5th Time

    ‘Defence Services Games-2016’ (DSG), the annual joint platform for tri service sportsmen and women to show shining athletic colours and their talents in sports while competing with their fellow....

    22nd August 2016 21:56:04 Hours
  • Indian NDC Delegation Exchanges Views with Commander

    A 17-member delegation from India’s National Defence College’s (NDC) Course No 56, currently in Sri Lanka as part of their curriculum this morning (22) called on the Commander of the Army........

    22nd August 2016 16:46:27 Hours
  • US Marshall Legacy Institute Nominates Army De-miners as ‘Team of the Year - 2016’

    The US-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), engaged in provision of technical support for clearance of landmines world-wide, has selected the Sri Lanka Army’s Mine Detection.....

    22nd August 2016 07:02:28 Hours
  • Marians Night ‘Ranaviru Miyesiya - 2016’ Reverberates at BMICH

    The annual fund-raising project of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR), ‘Marians’ Night Ranaviru Miyesiya - 2016’, went on boards on Sunday (21) at the Bandaranaike Memorial....

    22nd August 2016 00:14:24 Hours
  • SLAGSC Rugby Players Win Inter Regiment Rugby Championship

    The final match of the Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship tournament was played at the Race Course Grounds on Friday (19). Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) team and Sri Lanka.....

    20th August 2016 13:54:35 Hours
  • Unique Tripartite Combination Led by Jaffna Troops Undertakes Construction of 100 New Houses for Displaced Civilians

    A unique tripartite combination of Army troops, ex-LTTE combatants and beneficiaries under the direct supervision of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) are toiling.....

    20th August 2016 12:24:21 Hours
  • Indian Jawans in Operation ‘Pawan’ Commemorated

    A special ceremony was held on Monday (15) at Palaly to commemorate Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) soldiers who laid their lives for defence of territorial integrity of their friendly neighboring..

    17th August 2016 23:23:57 Hours
  • President Hands Over Keys to 50 Army Built Houses to War Heroes & Families

    Distribution of keys of 50 new houses out of a total of 86 built by the Army exclusively for next of kin of fallen War Heroes, battlefield-committed War Heroes and several serving War Heroes....

    16th August 2016 21:47:10 Hours
  • Commander's Service Extended

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army’s service has been extended by another one year by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief...

    16th August 2016 20:43:50 Hours
  • Dependent War Heroes Taken on Holiday Tour

    Following arrangements made by Directorate of Rehabilitation on initiatives proposed by the Commander of the Army officers of the Directorate of Rehabilitation took a group.....

    16th August 2016 15:31:41 Hours
  • Troops Dig Up New Lake in Galkulama

    62 Division Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) in response to a request of the people in the area dug up and constructed a new lake in the general area of.....

    16th August 2016 08:18:00 Hours
  • Army Troops Bring Two Fires under Control

    Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ- C) , took immediate steps to bring a fast spreading two bushfires under control in the general areas of Naula.....

    16th August 2016 14:24:35 Hours
  • Chairperson for National Unity and Reconciliation Visits Keeramalai Housing Complex

    Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, now the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation during her visits to Jaffna peninsula on Thursday (11) ............

    14th August 2016 15:41:20 Hours
  • Trainee Students at AVTC Build House for the Helpless Mother

    In what could be seen as an exemplary gesture of rare nature, trainee students of the Building Construction Course No: 01 at the Army Vocational Training Centre (AVTC) in Kalaoya, Saliyawewa......

    14th August 2016 11:52:39 Hours
  • Secretary Defence, Together with Commander Goes to Wanni & North on Fact Finding Visit

    A high-level delegation of the Ministry of Defence and the government was in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu on Saturday (13) with a view to exploring possibilities for release of more and.....

    13th August 2016 17:31:39 Hours
  • Retiring Major General Milinda Peiris Accorded Military Salute

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) on Thursday (11) bade farewell to one of its proud sons, Major General Milinda Peiris, Colonel Commandant, SLAC and Chief of Staff of the Army who has......

    11th August 2016 15:04:52 Hours
  • General Deshamannya Denis Perera Oration Delivered

    The fourth annual memorial oration of late General Deshamannya Denis Perera, organized by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO), was delivered at the Kotelawala Defence University....

    11th August 2016 22:31:12 Hours
  • One More School Accessories Donation Programme Held for Salawa Students

    One more segment of about 200 school students, affected in the Salawa blast were awarded school accessories and exercise books on the directions of the Commander of the Army during......

    11th August 2016 15:33:08 Hours
  • Legendary War Hero, Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa Remembered

    Commemorative ceremonies in connection with the 24th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and several other military War Heroes took place this morning (8) at Anuradhapura in....

    8th August 2016 16:22:09 Hours

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  • SFHQ-MLT Organizes Lectures for Training Day programme

    Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with a view to broadening the general knowledge of Army personnel arranged a Wednesday training programme under the guidance of Major General......

    25th August 2016 16:35:10 Hours
  • Australian Delegation Visits SF-KLN

    The Australian Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr. Tim Huggins, together with Defence Advisor to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Captain Jason Sears, Counselor and Superintendent of.....

    24th August 2016 18:44:03 Hours
  • Army Troops Provide Assistance to Religious Ceremony

    Kandaladi Badrakali Amman Kovil Hindu temple conducted its annual festival for a period of one week at its temple premises recently.

    24th August 2016 18:29:57 Hours
  • Bangladesh Delegation Visits SFHQ-E

    A twenty-four member Bangladeshi delegation headed by Major General Hamidur Rahman Chaowdhry of National Defence College, Bangladesh visited the Security Force Headquarters – East....

    24th August 2016 18:17:40 Hours
  • SFHQ-E Opens New Accommodation Block

    The new officers’ accommodation block at the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) was declared open by the Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E) on Thursday (18).

    24th August 2016 18:16:17 Hours
  • SFHQ - MLT Troops Learn Photography and Video Editing

    Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) conducted a training programme on Photography and Video Editing for officers and other rankers serving SFHQ-MLT areas under the supervision of.....

    24th August 2016 18:04:50 Hours
  • Army Troops Attend Shramadhana Campaign

    Troops of 11 Division and 1 Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC) conducted a Shramadana campaign at Sri Rajavalukaramaya temple, Digana during August 11-21.

    24th August 2016 17:43:24 Hours
  • Army Troops Bring Bushfires Under Control near Victoria Dam

    A bushfire that broke out in the forest close to the Victoria Dam in Teldeniya area in Kandy was brought under control by 2 Sri Lanka Rifle Corps .....

    22nd August 2016 17:54:10 Hours
  • SFHQ-KLN Conducts Awareness Programme

    An awareness programme on ‘Road Traffic Rules for Army Personnel’ for the troops serving in Kilinochchi area was conducted on the directions of the Commander, Security Forces – Killinochchi....

    22nd August 2016 17:42:45 Hours
  • 'Art of Living' Workshop Goes to Wanni

    Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W) organized a workshop on ‘Art of Living and Personal Development’ with the cooperation of the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Lanka at the Headquarters ....

    22nd August 2016 16:51:21 Hours
  • SFHQ-C & SFHQ-MLT Troops Commemorate ‘Nikini’ Poya Day

    Troops serving Divisions, Brigades, Army Training Schools and Units of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) organized a Bodhi Pooja Pinkama to coincide with the.....

    19th August 2016 18:52:07 Hours
  • Army Cricketers Carry Away Championships & Runners-Up Slots

    Sri Lanka Army cricketers carried away three championships and two runners-up slots in separate tournaments (men and women) conducted by the Sri Lanka Cricket. Early in the year......

    19th August 2016 18:36:36 Hours
  • New SLAC Colonel Commandant Welcomed

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) on Thursday (18) welcomed their newly-appointed Colonel Commandant, Major General Nanda Udawaththe with a series of programmes at the Regimental Headquarters.....

    18th August 2016 15:31:54 Hours
  • The 5th IT Course Commences at SFHQ-West

    With the intention of improving the knowledge on Information Technology (IT), Other Ranks serving in 14 and 58 Divisions, Brigades, Forward Maintenance Area (FMA) and Units at the.....

    19th August 2016 18:33:40 Hours
  • New Cook-House for 563 Brigade

    Troops of the 563 Brigade serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), declared open their newly-built cooking house at the 563 Brigade Headquarters by.........

    18th August 2016 16:37:18 Hours
  • US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Meets Jaffna Commander

    Mr Atul Keshap, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives had a cordial meeting with the Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J), Major General Mahesh Senanayake at the Headquarters premises...

    18th August 2016 11:38:55 Hours
  • SFHQ-W Officers Learn More About Chinese ‘Battle of Huai Hai’

    16 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops in 56 Division serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W) conducted a presentation which was the best out of six presentations.....

    18th August 2016 13:02:58 Hours
  • Workshop for 2IC at SFHQ - KLN Held

    Security Force Headquarters – Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) conducted a four- day long workshop for Second In Commanders (2IC), serving in the SFHQ-KLN area terminated on Friday (12) at the Headquarters....

    18th August 2016 05:06:02 Hours
  • Deputy Head for Political, Human Rights & Press at the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva, Meets Commander SF - J

    Deputy Head for Political, Human Rights and Press at the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva, Mr. Bob Last, First Secretary, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, Mr Paul Green and Prosperity .....

    15th August 2016 22:08:01 Hours
  • Women Soldiers Educated on Health

    Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a health and wellness workshop for women soldiers serving in Kilinochchi area with collaboration of the Directorate of Psychological.....

    14th August 2016 15:23:43 Hours

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