Sri Lanka Army

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  • Commander, Chief Guest at Inter-Regiment Boxing Championship

    The Inter-Regiment Boxing Championship - 2012, organized by the Army Boxing Committee came to a close at Panagoda Army Cantonment gymnasium on Tuesday (31) with the participation of 12 Regiments. The final tussle for championship was witnessed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who himself has been a veteran in boxing having achieved international referee status. He graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

  • More Rehabilitated Ex-Combatants Go Home

    PARENTS, spouses and guardians of four hundred and twenty five ex-LTTE combatants assembled at the Veerasingham Hall in Jaffna on Tuesday (18.05.2010) to take their loved ones home after a lapse of many months when the Bureau of Commissioner General Rehabilitation (BCGR) released them on completion of government’s rehabilitation.....

  • Tri Service Commanders Join Sri Lanka's Inaugural 'CISM Day Run' For Service Personnel

    Sri Lanka’s first joint tri-service marathon run, organized under the aegis of Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), more widely known as ‘CISM Day Run,’ kicked off early this morning (19) at Colombo Independence Square, with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective tri service Commanders. One hundred personnel from each service, Army, Navy and Air Force.....

  • Jaffna-Based Troops Distribute Gifts Among Children

    Troops of the 553 Brigade under the 55 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) celebrated the dawn of the New Year with villagers of Vettilaikerny, Aliyavalai and Udaththurai on Thursday (1). Soldiers walked from door to door conveying their best wishes of the New Year and distributed toys among small children.
  • 63rd Anniversary & Army Day Celebrations Reach Their Peak

    Sri Lanka Army, raised in October 1949 as the country’s most formidable land force to be reckoned with, is 63 years old on Wednesday (October 10) and boasts 24 regiments, including volunteer ones. Having given pride of place to a string of commemorative religious ceremonies of all four denominations......
  • Unsung Hero Rescues Little Girl's Life Jumping Into Pamankada Canal

    Rescuing a life under any circumstances is indeed a heroic deed. It becomes more so when it relates to a life of a little girl. It was unbelievable but it happened close to Pamankada with a miraculous mediation of a soldier who never thought twice about himself.  This soldier-driver, Lance Corporal D.B.J.K. Jayalath of 1 Field Engineer Regiment of Corps of Engineers who lives in Pamankada area was on his way to the Army camp on Saturday (11)
  • Ranaviru Felicitation Ceremony in Maliyadeva Vidyalaya

    Kurunegala Maliyadeva Vidyalaya under the patronage of its Old Boys' Association is making arrangements to hold a 'Ranaviru Felicitation Ceremony, at the college on July 17 and the chief guest on this occasion will be the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs. Rajapaksa. The school situated at Kurunegala-Negombo road is considered the one and only Buddhist Educational Institute in Wayamba that came into being as a result of the then Buddhist Renaissance in the country.

  • Army Built 'Kovil' in Mulliyaveli Opened

    The newly-constructed Narasinghe Vairavar Kovil, which remained a spiritual requirement for the people of Mulliyaveli East Gramaseva area, was declared opened on 14 March under the guidance of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).

  • Eastern & Wanni Troops Continue Flood Relief Roles

    Hundreds of troops in the Eastern Province are continuing to provide immediate relief assistance to flood-affected people in Prianbadathieve, Murukkanthieve, Koraweli, Valachchanai, Kithula in Eravur and Panicchankarni Bridge areas on Batticaloa - Trincomalee main road as of Saturday (29).Army troops were able to rescue more than 470 people under siege in Prianbadathieve...........
  • Prosecution Closes the Case

    The Court Martial – 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Monday (23) as scheduled. Prosecution closed the case this afternoon after the completion of recording evidence from all witnesses. Defence counsel appeared for the accused. The sittings will resume on 26th at 3.00 pm.