Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • GR Gymnastic Players Win Championship

    The finals and the closing ceremony of the Inter Regiment Gymnastics Tournament (novices) in the Army, organized by the Army Gymnastic Sport Committee, took place Friday (13) evening at Panagoda Army Cantonment. Major General R.A Kaduwela, Chief Signal Officer, witnessed the final encounter as the Chief Guest.
  • 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......
  • Chinese National Defence Minister Calls on HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa after Army Salute

    General Liang Guanglie, State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of People’s Republic of China (PRC) who is now in Sri Lanka on a five day official visit paid a courtesy call on HE President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. The visiting Chinese Minister of National Defence was warmly welcomed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Exchange of mementos and posing for a group photo took place before the end of the meeting.

  • Jaffna Troops Release More Houses & Private Property

    Several houses and plots of land, hitherto being occupied by 17 Gemunu Watch (17GW) Headquarters at Karampan, Kayts of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) are to be shortly released to their legitimate owners once the new Headquarters is established in a state land, close to Araly.
  • Ranaviru Upahara in Paris

    SRI LANKANS in Paris gathered in hundreds to felicitate war heroes and remember those who laid their lives for the motherland at a solemn ceremony held at the International Buddhist Centre at la Bourget in Paris on Sunday. In a rare show of unity and solidarity, many Sri Lankan associations and political party branch offices joined hands to praise the members of armed forcs and the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the successful military operation to eliminate terrorism and restoration of territorial integrity of the nation.

  • Eastern Troops Help Civil Community & Review Development Projects

    Troops of the 5 Sri Lanka Artillery of the 224 Brigade in the 22 Division cleared the main drainage system of Aravikalluri area, Mutur by moving machinery of the Pradeshiya Sabha on Thursday (27). Meanwhile, the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), Major General Lal Perera.......
  • Northern Naval Commander Calls on Jaffna Commander

    THE NEWLY APPOINTED COMMANDER Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral J.S.K Kolambage paid a visit to the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Saturday (28) morning. The visiting Northern Naval Commander was greeted to a Guard of Honour by Army troops, attached to the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna on his arrival at the premises. He was received by the Commander SFHQ-J Major General L.B.R Mark who later conducted him to his office for mutual discussions. Discussions mainly covered security concerns in Jaffna.....

  • Indian Army's Southern Command Chief Arrives Here on Goodwill Visit

    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM who is also considered as the Army Commander of India’s oldest, largest and one of the finest commands of the Indian Army, ‘Southern Command’, arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday (18) afternoon on a five-day goodwill visit. 
  • 'Kanyavi' Sings Through the Years and Keeps Audience Spell-bound

    Those who made it to the BMICH on Friday (2) evening were treated to a perfect treat of unique and engaging classical music as Kalashuri Amarasiri Peiris ‘Kanyavi’ went on the boards to a packed audience of music-lovers. The musical evening, organized by 1 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps on behalf of Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps Seva Vanitha Unit featured a rare contribution of variety of classical and Ragadhari music, made extremely popular by the likes of Amarasiri Peiris.