Indian Defence Advisor Calls at SFHQ-W, Troops Conduct ‘Dengue’ Prevention Work in East , Kilinochchi Troops Take a Break, Biggest Batch of 500 Young Northerners Passed Out in Colourful Ceremony , Wanni Commander Pledges All Assistance for Arrest of Illicit Tree Fellers & Sand Miners , Chinese Donors Gift TV Units to War Heroes, Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda, World Heritage Galle Fort Glitters with the Renovated Dutch Hospital , Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals, NCO Training School Organizes Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala, East Based Troops Kick Off More Community Projects, SFHQ-KLN Troops Entertained in Musical Show, Former LTTE Combatants Found Job Openings thru Army Initiatives , Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda , Cultivable Lands at SFHQ-MLT Released to Legitimate Owners , Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara, Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals , More Relief Provided by SFHQ-C Troops to Drought-Affected People , KLN Troops to Construct New Pre-School Building , Norway’s Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN and SFHQ-Jaffna , Kilinochchi Patients Given Treatment, Army Personnel in Kilinochchi Practise ‘Yoga’ , Brigadier M.M Kulatunge Passes Away , Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara , Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins, Outdoor Theatre Open to Public in Pooneryn , Cancer Patient Given Help & Over 567 Patients Treated at Mobile Clinic , Self-Help Projects, Donations to Civilians, House Constructions & Meritorious Deeds Continue to Swell in the East , Puthukkudiyirippu Soldiers Listen to Lecture on ‘HIV & STDs’ , Certificates Awarded to English Language Course Attendees ,
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[Updated :: 2011-10-15 12:01:09 Hours || Home]
 

The much-awaited Army Dinner Dance that revives one of the oldest socializing events in the organization gets underway Saturday (15) evening at Exhibition and Convention Centre with the participation of over 750 couples in the Army.

The Army, regarded as the pioneers in introducing ‘Dinner Dances’ to the country way back while Sri Lanka was under the British rule, regards the event as one of the most entertaining features since it provides a common platform to all fatigued Officers and Other Ranks for fellowship, comradeship and goodwill. This practice was revived this year after absence of more than 25 years due to popularity and demand for it by all serving the Army.

The move, designed to revive inherent traditions in the Army which remained ineffective for over two decades due to operational commitments in the battlefield, is thus to be resurrected, following directives, from the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.

The ‘Army Dance’ is to be restricted only to some 750 couples in the Army with a representative gathering from all the regiments.

 
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