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  • Chinese Minister Bids Goodbye

    Leaving memories of goodwill, the visiting General Liang Guanglie, State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of People’s Republic of China (PRC), together with his delegation left Sri Lanka Sunday (2) afternoon after a luncheon meeting with Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Hon. G.J.L Neomal Perera, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetillake, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake.....
  • Army Recruits Mullaittivu Youths as Tradesmen


    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaittivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. The recruit training will continue for 16 weeks under the supervision of the 15 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA).
     
  • Progress in Vavuniya & Mannar Development Projects Reviewed

    Competent Authority for Resettlement in North and Commander Security Forces, Wanni Major General G D H K Gunaratne and Commander, Area Headquarters Mannar Brigadier M A M Dias were among participants in two separate recent conferences held in Vavuniya and Mannar District Secretariats. Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa on tour to both Vavuniya and Mannar districts chaired these rounds of meetings.....

  • Army Women's Corps Marks Its 15th Anniversary


    Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), giving pride of place to religious observances, marked its 15th Anniversary on Saturday (17) with the participation of its Colonel Commandant, Major General S.R Manawaduge, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - South (SFHQ-S) as the Chief Guest. A ‘Bodhi Pooja’ at Sri Kalyanaashramaya at Narahenpita....
  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market



    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
     
  • Army Celebrates Christmas with a Grand Carol Service

    To coincide with forthcoming Christmas celebrations, the Christian Association of the Sri Lanka Army organized a Christmas Carol Sunday (19) evening at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Colombo 10. The Chief Guest for the event was the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya.

  • 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest


    112 Brigade Headquarters at Diyatalawa under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in coordination with the Army Volunteer Training School had their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, held at SFHQ-C Rondow Grounds on Tuesday (8).
     
  • To Suit Future International Standards, The SLMA Should Be Upgraded - Commander


    The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya currently in Diyatalawa undertook a tour at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) premises on Monday (31) morning with the intention of exploring possibilities for further expanding and constructing the new SLMA wings to match with high international standards.
     
  • Sri Lankan UN Peace Keepers Mark National Independence Day


    Sri Lankan troops serving UN Peace Keeping Mission (MINUSTAH) in Haiti commemorated the National Independence Day in a fitting ceremony on February 4 at their office premises in Leogane. Colonel M.M Kithsiri, Commanding Officer of the Sri Lankan Battalion (SRIBAT) during the event raised the national flag and sang the national anthem, together with all officers and......