Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

News Archive

  • Army Responds to the Situation & Provides Relief

    Sri Lanka Army troops, swiftly responding to the ravaging flood catastrophe, have rescued more than 450 civilians, marooned or trapped in Polonnaruwa, Gravel Kanda, Pallakkadu, Thoppigala, Ampara, Vellaweli areas in the east and elsewhere with the use of Army boats and equipment. On the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, General Officers Commanding in affected areas are implementing various prioritized flood relief roles, evaluating developments in worst-hit areas.  

  • Prosecution & Defence Complete 4th Witness Evidence

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Saturday (21) as scheduled. Both prosecution and defence on Saturday (21) completed leading of evidence on the 4th witness and the next witness is to be called up on 23rd August at 2.00 p.m. when the Court sits again. (Ends)

  • Practise what you Preach; Lanka Tells UK, France to Treat Tiger Supporters like Al-Qeada Activists

    SRI LANKA has strongly objected to the failure by Britain and France to crackdown on demonstrations staged in those countries by pro-LTTE supporters who even raised the LTTE flag, and asked if they would do the same if such protests were staged by pro Al Qaeda groups.Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona told journalists yesterday that the government had made these observations when Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s delegation met the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • SFHQ-KLN Coordinates UAE Cricket Club Donation to Children’s Home

    Troops of the 7 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), serving the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), organized a donation programme at Karunanilayam Children’s Home on Monday (2). The donation which saw 34 inmates at the Children’s Home were given school stationery and dry food items to the Home, was sponsored by the “City Star” Cricket Club of the United Arab Emirates.

  • New Military Hospital Complex to be Opened Soon

    “Surroundings as well as the landscape in a public health institute, like the upcoming country’s second largest hospital with 1043 beds, should be of pleasing and beautiful nature to the naked eye, giving mental relief to the patient before the actual physical medical treatment proper is given,” remarked the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.....
  • Injured Civilians Rushed to Hospital

    JAFFNA: FOUR CIVILIANS sustained injuries due to explosion of a land mine while they were collecting sand in the village area of MULLI Friday (25) evening around 7.30 p.m.. THAVARASA DINESH, S. ILLANTHIRIYAN, S. SURENDRAN and GEORGE WOOROW were injured in the explosion of the land mine, believed to have been buried by LTTE terrorists in the area some time back before they were defeated. Injured sand miners were rushed to JAFFNA hospital.

  • Security Forces to be Strengthened by 50,000

    ANOTHER 50,000 personnel will be recruited to the Security Forces to maintain the administrative areas liberated from the LTTE. Addressing the media at the Media Centre for National Security yesterday, Defence Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the LTTE had been holding and controlling over 600 sq km in the North and the Vanni, as well as 2/3 of the coast.“All these areas were liberated and the LTTE administration.....

  • Nuns Offered Alms in Special Vesak Ceremony at SVAB Hqrs

    In order to transfer merits on all fallen and missing War Heroes and invoke blessings on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and all those serving the Army, the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) at Army Headquarters, offered alms to a group of 15 Buddhist nuns during a special........
  • Commander Visits Peripheral Company in Petit Goave

    'Sharing and Caring', if at all to be a treasured virtue that has been recognized over the centuries, it was none other than the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who is currently in Haiti who in reality practised and shared those sentiments with his fellow-officers and soldiers serving the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH.
  • Importance of Religious Harmony Discussed During Meeting

    Task Force 3 Headquarters at Akkaraipattuwa, under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) with the intention of promoting goodwill and reconciliation recently held a meeting with Muslim religious leaders. Major General Lal Perera, Security Force Commander, East interacted with them and explained the importance of maintaining religious harmony in the area and co-existence with all different communities.