Sri Lanka Army

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  • 75 Lankan & Foreign Military Officers Receive DSCSC Graduation

    The fourth graduation ceremony at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Sapugaskanda was held Monday (13) morning at the DSCSC auditorium, chaired by Foreign Minster G. L. Peiris as Chief Guest. Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Roshan Gunatillake, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe....

  • MoD Organized Scholarship Programme Offers 282 More Schols to Ranaviru Children

    Two hundred and eighty-two exceptionally talented school children of country-wide Ranaviru families were rewarded with scholarships on Friday (3) during a special ceremony at Defence Services School (DSS), Colombo 2. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, together with the Parliamentarian Mr Mohan Lal Grero (MP),  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal W. D. R. M. J. Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Inspector General of the Police.....

  • Army Renovates Historic Jaffna Fort

    THE historic Jaffna Fort built by the Portuguese and later on further improved by the Dutch was later badly damaged and partly destroyed as a result of LTTE terrorist activities.  The deplorable state of the Fort attracted the attention of the Sri Lanka Army. The historic importance of this archeological monument was to be renovated and brought back to its original position shortly under the guidance of Jaffna Commander and under the supervision of 51 Divisional Commander with the assistance of the Northern Province Governor’s office.  

  • 'Abimansala' Wellness Resort Receiving Final Touches

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Sunday (5) afternoon made a surprise visit to the ‘Abimansala’ (wellness resort for permanently disable War Heroes) site at Anuradhapura, now receiving finishing touches. Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) whose organization has thrown its full weight behind realization....
  • Gajaba Warriors Donate Nebulizer to Asthma Patient

    The 11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) under 651 Brigade of 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) donated a nebulizer respiratory aid equipment to Ms Saravnabhavan Nilomitha, a 54 year old woman who suffers from asthma in Annaiwelankulam at Mulankavil Hospital on Monday (5)......
  • Troops Pocket Out Own Money to Buy Books for Kids

    Troops attached to 10 Sri Lanka National Guard (10 SLNG) at Sambavalai under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) bought school books and educational accessories for kids at two pre schools in Ketpeli and Palavi in connection with International Children’s Day. A total of 48 kids learning at Ketpeli Ambal pre-school and Palavi Kalaivanai pre-school were the beneficiaries of this donation made by troops using their own money. Before the donation was made.....
  • First Lsc Programme for Officers at Trinco Logistics School Begins

    The first Logistic Staff Course (Lsc) at the Army’s School of Logistics at Trincomalee  commenced on Thursday (23) during a formal ceremony, graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest. Earlier officers had to undergo training in Lsc at overseas Army training establishments, but such openings remained limited in those foreign allocations, although this course is of much military significance and relevance to the Army career.  Religious observances blessed the inauguration at the beginning of the proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army's Maiden 'SathRanga' Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi

    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), opening up new vistas of cultural integration for harmony and reconciliation, launched the Army’s first-ever combined Tamil-Sinhala Cultural Troupe, ‘SathRanga’, comprised of newly-enlisted Tamil other rankers, including woman soldiers and Sinhalaese during a ceremony on Thursday (19) at Kilinochchi ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium.