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  • Army Image Should Always be Preserved- Commander Tells Troops

    Our troops after winning over the most ruthless terrorist group, perhaps in the whole world, earned a good reputation worldwide for itself, a fact no one can deny. So the hard-earned name has to be preserved and upheld at all times since various interested elements are poised to do anything possible to tarnish our image. As you all know, even Media sometimes flare up various incidents............
  • Army Troops Bring Life to Dilapidated Hindu Temples

    WHILE performing duties to ensure security in respective areas, Jaffna-based Army troops continue to assist civil society in numerous ways to uplift their living standards. Troops in 52 Division during the past few days organized several welfare measures in different locations within their areas of command. On 11th August, 3 (Volunteer) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment troops organized a “Shramadana” campaign to clean the temple yard of Iyanagar Hindu Kovil in Punidanagar since this holy place remained untidy for some time.

  • RSP Conferred on One More Segment of SLLI War Heroes

    Conferment of ‘Rana Sura Padakkama’ (RSP) Medals on one more segment of 557 War Heroes of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), got under way on Thursday (5) at the Youth Services Council auditorium, Maharagama with Major General W.D.L.P Wickremasinghe, Deputy Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) gracing as the Chief Guest.
  • Buttala OCDC Seminar Sessions End

    The two-day long seminar on ‘Current Geopolitical Realities and Its Impact on Sri Lankas Foreign Policy’ at the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC), Buttala concluded on Wednesday (27) after successful sessions. Major General Jagath Dias, Chief of Staff, graced the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday (26) at the invitation of Brigadier N.D. Wanniarachchi, Commandant, OCDC.

  • Secretary Defence Opens 'Vesak Kalapa ' "Dansel" and Bakti - Gee Presentations

    To mark the 2600 th "Sambuddhatva Jayanthi", several Vesak Zones, "Dansel" and " Bakti -Gee" presentations were inaugurated by the Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksha Vesak Poya day (17), evening the first day of the Vesak commemoration. 'Bhakthi Gee' programme which was organized by the Department of Civil Security at "Bauddhaloka Mawatha" was opened by the Secretary Defence. Before the commencement of the event......
  • Two Electric Wheelchairs Donated to Permanently Disable Soldiers

    ‘Millennium IT’ Company with the help of their overseas friends was generous to donate two most modern electric wheelchairs to two dependent War Heroes residing at Anuradhapura, ‘Abhimansala-1’, wellness resort for lifetime care of dependent War Heroes. During the most recent 1st anniversary celebrations of the ‘Abhimansala-1’, the Commander of the Army....
  • Army Cricket Makes History Producing Its First Scorekeeper to Test Match Series

    Cricket history of the Sri Lanka Army has now entered into a new phase after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the first time, selected Lance Bombardier R.T Sandaruwan to be the main Scorekeeper of the ongoing Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan first Test Match, now underway in Galle. Sri Lanka Army Cricket Club has already produced two players to the Sri Lanka’s National Cricket Team, five woman players to the Sri Lanka’s Women’s National Cricket Team and now, the Scorekeeper to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, adding new strides to the field of cricketing in the country.
  • Kilinochchi Troops Educated on Preventive Measures Against Drugs

    To be in line with the ongoing island-wide ‘Drug Eradication’ programme of the Presidential Secretariat, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (23) conducted an awareness programme, themed ‘Let’s Develop Our Lives, Our Communities, Our Identities, Without Drugs’ at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium, SFHQ-KLN.
  • Skills of Virudaru Kids on Display

    VIRUDARU pre-school conducted by Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) organized an exhibition to display skills of the pre-school children at its auditorium on 25th November 2009. This annual event was organized this time under the direction of Mrs. Shamali Weerasinghe, a senior member of SVAB and in-charge of the ViruDaru pre-school. President SVAB Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, Chief Guest of the event was received by Mrs. Shamali Weerasinghe on her arrival. 

  • Volunteer Force New Website Launched

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), hailed and recognized as the Army’s parallel strength, comprised of professionals and different tradesmen, Thursday (27) morning launched its own website (www.army.lk/slavf) during a simple ceremony at its headquarters premises in Kosgama. Major General A.W.J Crishantha De Silva, Commandant, SLAVF launched the website in the company of a large gathering.....