Sri Lanka Army

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  • Para-Beach Volleyball National Championship Goes to Sri Lanka Light Infantry Players

    The finals of Para-Beach Volleyball National Championship, held for the first time for disable Army sportsmen ended on Sunday (18) at Wadduwa Holiday Resort beach with the participation of a large gathering of sportsmen and enthusiasts. Beach Volleyball was introduced for the first time to the Army para sports calendar a few weeks ago with the Inter Regiment Tournament. There are 13 other sport features that have so far been included and contested in the para sports tournament.....
  • Merry Christmas!


    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, all officers and other ranks serving Sri Lanka Army, wish our readers a Merry Christmas.

  • Commander Graces as Chief Guest at SLLI's Colours Awarding Ceremony

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI), the oldest Regiment in the Army which also has hitherto rendered a unique contribution towards defence of the motherland since its inception in 1881, had its glittering ‘Colours Night’ Tuesday (26) evening where 145 SLLI veterans received laurels for their achievements in the field of sports. The SLLI with its renowned ‘I serve’ motto is the only......
  • Search Operations in North Continue

    NORTH: TROOPS on their search and clear operations in the general areas of MIRUSUWIL, ILLUPPAKADAVAI, KILINOCHCHI, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL recovered two thousand one hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition, five hundred and twenty-two rounds of 7.62 x 54 mm ammunition, 1.5 kg of explosives, one Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), one firing device, one hundred and eighty-three rounds of T-56 ammunition, eighteen rounds of 25 mm ammunition, one hundred and fifty rounds of 23 mm ammunition.....

  • Chinese Envoy Greets New Commander

    Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Li Chenglin, paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters Friday (13) morning. During the interactive meeting, both the visiting envoy and the Commander exchanged.........
  • Northern Governor's Office Gets Push Bicycles for Resettled People

    Formerly displaced 30 Sinhala families from Veherathenna, Kambiliwewa, Koonwewa, Kohombagaswewa and Veherawewa served by 62 Brigade Headquarters were given bicycles free of charge on Saturday (30) after their recent resettlement. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) distributed those bicycles to the newly-resettled after Major General (retd), G.A Chandrasiri, Governor for Northern Province made those bicycles available for distribution.
  • Famed Beautician Conducts Workshop for SVAB Projects

    THE RENOWNED beautician, Mrs Chandani Bandara who has expressed her strong desire to support all Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) initiated fund-raising projects, conducted a model beauty culture workshop for SVAB members during February month meeting session at SVAB auditorium, Army Headquarters.On an invitation extended to her by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB.........

  • Defence Advisor of the High Commission of India Calls On Commander SFHQ-West

    Defence Advisor to High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, Captain Prakash Gopalan (Indian Navy) paid a courtesy call on Major General U.A.B Medawela Commander, Security Force Headquarters West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda on Tuesday (3). The cordial discussion between the Commander SFHQ-West and the visitor ended in exchange of mementoes.
  • SL Armoured Corps Marks Its 56th Birth Day with Commander as Chief Guest

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), one of the most widely acclaimed pioneering regiments in the Army, marks its 56th birth anniversary today (December 15) with a series of military and related ceremonies. The highlight of the main ceremony at the SLAC Regimental Headquarters at Rock House, included a military salute accorded to the Colonel Commandant of the SLAC Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.