New ‘Reception Hall’ Project for Army Personnel in Colombo Inaugurated, Army Rugby Players Defeat Air Force, Recruit Under Compass Training Met with Train Accident & Succumbs to Injuries, Stage Set for Sri Lanka’s 67th Independence Day Parade, Death of Army Warrant Officer on UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti, East Troops Assist for Kovil Pooja at Taravikulam Kovil, Army Recruits Mullaittivu Youths as Tradesmen, President Makes His First Official Visit to the Defence Ministry , Army Chief Attends Ceremonies at SFHQ-J, Troops Contribute to Community Development, Kilinochchi Troops Assist Kovil Pooja Devotees at Sri Ghanaverawan Kovil, Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital Gets New Women’s Ward, All Ranks, Medals, Privileges & Pension Restored for General Sarath Fonseka (Retd), President Makes His First Official Visit to the Defence Ministry , Troops Provide Manpower to Erect New House for a Needy Family , Cardiac Clinic for Army Personnel and Their Families at Panagoda, Memory of Military Intelligence Corps Refreshed in Fitting Tribute Ceremony at its Hqrs, All Ranks, Medals, Privileges & Pension Restored for General Sarath Fonseka (Retd), SFHQ-E Troops Distribute Cashew Plants Again Among Civilians, Kilinochchi Troops Donate Stationery to Students at Kattakadu GTM School, 15 SLSR Troops Donate Ready-made Clothes and Stationeries among General Public in Kalvilani, Wanni Based Troops Provide Shelter for a Widowed Family at Poonewa, 68 Division Organizes Ceremony to Donate School Accessories to Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Qualified Students, Army Athlete Qualifies for Olympics in 2016, Malaysia-based Philanthropists Help Schooling Students at Bogaswewa, 53 Division Troops Assist Flood Victims in Dambulla and Palugaswewa, Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya Students Get More Books To Their Library, Needy Students & Civilians Given School Items & Clothes, Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister , Memory of Military Intelligence Corps Refreshed in Fitting Tribute Ceremony at its Hqrs,
Sri Lanka Independence Day

Sri Lanka Army Flag
Army Flag & Crest

Army Song & Lyrics

Related Links
Army Seva Vanitha Unit
Army Benevolent Fund
www.gov.lk
www.defence.lk
Army Volunteer Force
SERRIC
Civil Military Coordination Jaffna
Security Force Headquarters (Wanni)
Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi)
Security Force Headquarters (Mullaittivu)
Security Force Headquarters (Central)
Security Force Headquarters (East)
Security Force Headquarters (West)
Officer Career Development Centre

Army Tenders

Officer Cadets

Officer Cadets

Veteran Page

Government School Marks

Defence School Marks

Nation Building

Air Travel Services

Sponsor a Child

News Archives
Please select:: Photo Story
Situation Report
Highlights
Features

Last 20 News Highlights
* Catholic Officers & ORs in Mullaittivu Receive Pope’s Blessings

* His Holiness Warmly Received in Tri-Service Guard of Honour

* SLMA Cadets Visit SFHQ-KLN

* SRIBAT Troops in Haiti Commemorate 2010 Earthquake Victims with Two-Minute Silence & Marathon Run

* 'Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Kilinochchi

* New Secretary Defence Assumes Office in Simple Ceremony

* Vellamkulam Boys & Girls Get Employment in Army Farm

* New Prime Minister Receives Greetings from Service Chiefs

* Service Chiefs & IGP Pay Courtesy Call on New President

* ‘Dawn of Maithri Rule’ Begins with Swearing-in of the New President, Together with New Prime Minister

* Troops Mobilization Only at Police Request

* Newest ‘Laya Waves’ at Kalkudah Now Open to Army Members & the Public

* Commander Speaks to Army Retirees in East

* Comfortable Victory Recorded for Army Ruggerites

* Four New Houses Gifted to Veheratenna Resettlers with School Accessories for Their Children

* Army Headquarters Greets New Year with Customary Commander’s Address & Tea Table

* All SFHQs & Formations Begin New Year’s First Working Day with Elaborate Programmes

* May New Year - 2015 Bring Happiness & Prosperity to All !

* Commander Spells Out New Year Prospects for Civil Employees in Awarding Appointment Letters

* Army Troops Continue to Take Care of Flood Victims in Wanni, Kilinochchi, East, Central and West

Commander during Visit to the East Opens New 24 Div Hqrs & Speaks to Troops

[Updated :: 2014-01-27 23:48:04 Hours || Home]
 


Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army after his assumption of office as the Army Chief,  a few months ago, visited the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) and its two Division Headquarters on Monday (27) and met a large section of serving officers and other rankers.
 
The day's itinerary of the Commander kicked off with his visit to the SFHQ-E at Welikanda where he was received by Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E with a formal Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by SFHQ-E troops at the premises.
 
Minutes after those formalities, senior officers at the SFHQ-E were introduced to the Commander, which feature is considered as one of the rare chances of a lifetime to an Officer. The next moment saw the Commander getting to his feet to address a cross section of the officers and soldiers under command to the SFHQ-E.
 
At Kayankerni afterwards, the Commander was invited to open the newly-constructed Coral Cover Retreat where troops on rest and recreation could make use of it as a holiday resort at subsidized rates.
 
Lieutenant General Ratnayake’s next stop was at the 23 Division Headquarters, Thoppigala, the famous Baron's Cap which added an indelible milestone to the successfully- concluded Humanitarian Operations in the east after liberation of the famous Mavil Aru anicut.
 
The Army Chief was received on arrival at the 23 Division Headquarters by the General Officer Commanding, 23 Division who afterwards invited the visiting Commander to inspect the Guard Turnout, accorded in his honour at the entrance to the Headquarters precincts. In conformity with military traditions, the officers serving the Division were afterwards introduced to Lieutenant General Ratnayake explained to the troops on the new Insurance scheme and the welfare bus service, made available to all the troops as a novel concept.
 
Director General, General Staff, Senior Officers and Other Ranks were associated with the Commander’s visit to those places.

The next item on the agenda was the Commander's address to a cross-section of officers and soldiers serving the 23 Division. It took place at the popular tourist attraction, Thoppigala Heritage Park, lying at the foot of the famous Thoppigala hill.
 
The fourth leg of the day's programme started when the Commander reached the 24 Division Headquarters at Malwatte, Ampara where he was welcomed by the General Officer Commanding 24 Division with formal military honours.
 
His visit to the 24 Division Headquarters was of twofold importance since the Headquarters complex was to move into a new building, built by the troops themselves. House-warming ceremony of the new complex included the traditional oil lamp lighting, tree-planting and a ribbon-cutting formality, followed by a group photo with the Commander in the centre. Members of the Maha Sangha, led by Ven Kirindiwela Somathilake Thera, Parivenadhipathi, Vidyananda Pirivena, invoked blessings on the inauguration.
 
As was the case elsewhere, the Commander delivered his message loud and clear afterwards to all the Officers and soldiers during his visit to all the Divisions.
 
All senior officers serving Divisions and Brigades met the Commander afterwards and extended their greetings to the visiting military chief. A large section of officers and soldiers later on listened to their Commander before the programme for the day culminated for lunch.
 
Lieutenant General Ratnayake during his separate addresses to the troops at Welikanda, Thoppigala and Ampara  paid tribute to the memory of numerous sacrifices, made by War Heroes at the risk of their own lives, blood, sweat, legs and limbs during the fight against terrorism.
 
He also spelt out measures that have been implemented by him for the promotion of career development, training modules, welfare programmes and civil-military support in the Army in the past few months.

 
Commander of the Army

Latest on Video

Engineers' 'SALEBA' Opened in Grand Ceremony

Last 5 Photo Stories
* President Makes His First Official Visit to the Defence Ministry

* All Ranks, Medals, Privileges & Pension Restored for General Sarath Fonseka (Retd)

* Memory of Military Intelligence Corps Refreshed in Fitting Tribute Ceremony at its Hqrs

* Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister

* New Minister of State for Defence Assumes Office

Last 25 News Features
* New Nursery for Malayalapuram Children Opened

* School Students & Temple Premises Receive Army Help

* Army Rugby Players Do It Again

* SFHQ-C Troops Clean Nagapaththini Kovil at Haldummulla on the Eve of ‘Thaipongal’

* Kilinochchi Troops Give Helping Hand to Needy Widow

* Second Phase of Spoken Tamil Course Begin

* SFHQ-KLN Enlightens Troops on DAA in the Organization

* Wanni Troops Distribute Cashew Plants Sponsored by Dilmah Conservation

* Tamil Woman Soldiers Qualify for Advanced Yoga Course in India

* 138 New Recruits Pass Out in Digana Recruit Training School

* SFHQ-KLN Starts English Language Course for Young Officers

* Kilinochchi Based Troops Receive Training on Gherkin Cultivation

* Distribution of Gift Parcels for Children in Dharmapuram Organized by Troops

* 62 Division Troops Donate Dry Ration Packs to Needy Families in Wanni

* Gajaba Warriors Donate Nebulizer to Asthma Patient

* SFHQ-MLT Celebrates ‘Duruthu’ Poya to Invoke Religious Blessings

* Mullaittivu Troops Distribute Cattle to Widows

* Kilinochchi Troops Clean Up School Surroundings

* SFHQ-West Troops Organize Special ‘Duruthu Poya’ Religious Programme

* Medical Clinic at Killinochchi Helps Civilian

* Jaffna-Based Troops Distribute Gifts Among Children

* British High Commissioner Meets Jaffna Commander

* 62 Division Holds Mobile Medical Clinic

* 59 Division & 591 Brigade Give Away Gifts to Children for X’mas & Festive Season

* Troops Complete Restoration of Damaged Houses & Buildings in Aluthgama

Copyright © 2015 Sri Lanka Army.
Contents of this site are the sole property of Sri Lanka Army and any duplication in any media is liable for prosecution.
Reproduction of these stories/data is possible provided its source is given due recognition.