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  • New Wanni Commander assumes duties

    Major General P.S.B. Kulatunge RSP USP USAWC, former Director General, General Staff of Army Headquarters Colombo, took over as the new Commander Security Forces Headquarters Wanni [SFHQ-(W)]after a brief ceremony held at his office on 2 September 2004.
  • First batch of Master Degree graduates pass out 120 officers graduated at KDA

    The 13th Convocation of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy (KDA), held at BMICH on Wednesday (24) saw 120 Cadet Officers of Armed Forces graduate after completion of their three year course. This year\'s Convocation, for the first time in KDA history awarded Master\'s Degree to 17 Senior Officers of Security Forces.
  • A-9 ROAD - OPENING HOURS

    Attention of the Ministry of Defence is drawn to media reports appeared regarding round the clock opening of the A-9 Road, effective from 25 September 2002.
  • Renovated Mess for WOs &; Sergeants re-opened

    The newly renovated mess of the Warrant Officers (WO) and Sergeants of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) was re-opened on Wednesday (14) after giving prominence to a series of religious activities.
  • Sergeant Bandara takes leave amidst tears of loved ones

    The funeral of Tamil Tiger slain Sergeant P.R.R.P Bandara (34) of the 12th Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) took place with full military honour & at the cemetery of in his native village, Kuratihena, Hettipola in the Kurunegala District.
  • Tamil Tiger slain WO Navarathne Rajah leaves behind his wife &; two children

    WARRANT OFFICER II (WO II), S. Navarathne Rajah of the Sri Lanka Army, who was brutally slain by Tamil Tigers on Wednesday (14) morning in Batticaloa took leave of his bereaved family members, fellow-soldiers and the Nation on Thursday (15) at a simple funeral ceremony at Pudur public cemetery with full military honours.
  • Ten Army Boxers in Finals at Clifford Cup Meet

    Eight boxers from the Army 'A' team and two from the 'B' team were successful in entering the Clifford Cup finals scheduled to be held this evening at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.

  • Warm welcome to Indian National Defence College delegates

    A group of twenty-one delegates, most of who are course participants at the National Defence College (NDC) of India on an invitation extended to them by the Sri Lanka Army, are now in Sri Lanka as part of their field study tour in the course.
  • Army Commander calls on Indian Defence Minister &; Service Chiefs

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda, in what was seen as a gesture of goodwill, bilateral understanding and promotion for award of more training opportunities for Sri Lankan soldiers was in India recently on a week-long official tour where he met Indian Defence Minister, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and Indian Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force.