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  • Defence Services Bags President Rajapaksa Trophy Again

    The year’s most challenging and sensational Rugby encounter between Defence Services (DS) team and Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) President’s team kicked off at Army Headquarters grounds Thursday (5) evening amidst a galaxy of distinguished guests, including His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Curtains Come Down on Army Para Games - 2011 Creating More Hopes

    The curtain came down on the Army Para Games-2011 Thursday (29) evening at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, amidst a new wave of enthusiasm among disable Army War Heroes who for two days showcased their unbeatable sport skills. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army showing a keen interest in the final closing ceremony arrived at the venue as Chief Guest on the invitation of the Chairman of the Army Para Sports Committee Major General A.P.De Z Abeysekara. More than 1000 War Heroes, who sacrificed their legs and limbs in the fight against LTTE terrorism  used.....
  • Kilinochchi People Alerted to Malaria Epidemic

    To mark the World’s Malaria Day, which fell on 25 April, a detachment of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps under Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi conducted an awareness programme on ‘Malaria’. Officers and other rankers from all Divisions, Brigades and Battalions participated in the awareness programme by distributing leaflets among people in Kilinochchi and suburbs.
  • Army Achievements in Sports Given Cash Incentives

    Sportsmen and women who made the Army proud fetching laurels from both local and overseas tournaments were feted and awarded cash gifts by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Thursday (10) after inviting them to his office at the Army Headquarters. Private A.W.M.R.A.H Bandara of 5 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps and...... 
  • Viru Daru Sports Meet Showcasing Their Talents Winds Up at Sugathadasa Stadium

    Curtains came down on the second Army 'Viru Daru - 2012' (Children of War Heroes) Sports Meet at Sugathadasa Stadium on Sunday (28) evening, amidst greetings of goodwill and camaraderie. Attaching a phenomenal importance to the second-ever sports meet, exclusively meant for children of War Heroes under the newly-founded umbrella organization, Army Viru Daru Society......

  • Sri Lankan in England Offers Sarees to War Heroes' Widows & Mothers

    A Sri Lankan domiciled in England Mr. Thambaiah Vignaraja donated a stock of 100 valuable sarees in memory of his late mother Mrs. Maheshwari Thambaiah to be distributed among spouses of War Heroes and mothers of the War Heroes. The donation was coordinated by Dr. Bernard Zoysa from Kirulapona. He handed over those sarees to a representative of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) at the donor’s residence on 24th June 2009.

  • SVAB Goes to Kurunegala, Resolves Issues of Disable War Heroes of VIR and SLNG

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes, had its ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Regimental Headquarters of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) in Boyagane, Kurunegala on Monday (4). Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB accompanied by some senior members of the SVAB attended the mobile service. On arrival, SVAB President was warmly welcomed by VIR Seva Vanitha Unit President, Mrs. Preethi Samaratunge.


    Let the Year 2012 Usher in Peace and Prosperity across the World! Let Everybody Be Happy and Well! It is the Wish of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, All Officers, Other Ranks & Members of the Civil Staff in the Army. We Hope and Believe You will Continue to Be Our Treasured Readers in 2012 too !
  • Kandy Troops Illuminate Main Road for Vesak

    A string of decorative Vesak lanterns, organized by 11 Division Headquarters in Kandy, Kundasale illuminated William Gopallawa main road from Getambe Junction up to Kandy Railway Station Junction during May 5-6. Troops serving 11 Division areas prepared those colourful lanterns on directions given by Brigadier K. Gunawardena, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division Headquarters.
  • 'Poojaniyai Oba' Pays Tribute to Parents of Fallen War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) – initiated ‘Poojaniyai Oba - Mau Piya Upahara’ felicitation ceremony that paid tribute to a cross-section of the parents of fallen War Heroes of the Army, took place at Colombo Tower Hall Thursday (31) morning.