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  • -œLoyalty Should be to the Organization & the Country First- - Army Commander

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army with a view to taking stock of the current progress at Batalanda Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) visited it this morning (11) where he spoke to senior tri-service officers under training. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya was welcomed by Major General N.A. Ranasinghe, Commandant, DSCSC on arrival and invited to visit different sections in the college, as the first part of the day’s itinerary. Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya met senior officers reading for degree courses at DSCSC under different curricula and inquired into their academic attainments and progress.     

  • Army Woman Footballers Beat Maldivian National Team

    Sri Lanka Army woman footballers in a friendly encounter with the visiting national team of the Maldivian women football team emerged victorious by two goals (2-0). The match played at Island City League grounds was witnessed by a large gathering of football fans and military officers.
  • SLLI Wins Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship

    The Army Inter Regiment Volleyball Tournament that was competed by players of all the Regiments drew to a close on Thursday (10) evening at the Sugathadasa Stadium amid a colourful cultural spectacle. Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest watched the final encounter between Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) and Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) players, together with a host of invitees and volleyball fans.
  • Commander Directs Director of Legal Services To Initiate Court of Inquiry into Horowpatana Incident After Suspending Four SLNG Soldiers Forthwith

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on hearing the alleged incident in Horowpatana where four Sri Lankan National Guard (SLNG) soldiers were involved, assured the Police of all possible assistance and cooperation to bring the offenders to justice. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, simultaneously directed the Army Director of  Legal Services to convene a Court of Inquiry.....

  • More Relief Provided by SFHQ-C Troops to Drought-Affected People

    One more round of distribution of drinking water and relief dry ration packets among people affected due to the prolonged drought in Wellawaya, Siripuragama, Minipe, Ridimaliyadda, Meegahakiwula, Medagama, Bibila, Moneragala, Madulla, Badalkumbura, Siyabalanduwa, Thanamalwila and several other areas, took place in the past ten days.......
  • 'Abimansala,' To Cure Mind & Will of Dependent Disable War Veterans

    THE Army while embarking on an era of reconciliation, goodwill and development has also prioritized welfare of War Heroes, particularly of those who received multiple injuries in the battlefields and are confined to bed or wheelchairs, expecting lifelong care and society’s affection. The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) under the project theme ‘Brave Hearts’ officially gave its kick-off Thursday (18) morning at Mount Lavinia Hotel ......

  • Civilians in Iyakkachchi, Kevil & Pallai Areas Enjoy Music

    After about 40 years, civilians in Iyakkachchi, Kevil and Pallai areas enjoyed when the 552 Brigade of Iyakkachchi organized a mega musical extravaganza for the people in those area on Tuesday (03) evening. Over 6000 civilians gathered at the Iyakkachchi public ground and......

    MULLAITTIVU: A 152 mm artillery gun of Tiger terrorists was found from the liberated area of WELLAMULLEVAIKKAL late afternoon Friday (15) by the troops. The barrel of the gun had been removed by the fleeing Tigers when it fell to the Army hands. Troops believe that the barrel has been buried in the vicinity. Search operations are continuing.

  • Religious Rites & Rituals Begin in A'pura Before Enshrinement

    Religious rites and rituals, precursor to the forthcoming enshrinement of sacred relics at the ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ at Anuradhapura, expected to take place on November 23, 2014,  have already begun with the involvement of tri-service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and Director General of the Civil Defence Force.