Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Hindustan Times: A Visceral Mistake

    THE LTTE is in shambles. Their glorious army has been shattered. They have lost all their territory and are running for their lives. How on earth did this happen to such a ruthless fighting force, led by a master-strategist like Velupillai Prabhakaran? Surely it can't be anything the Sri Lankans have done - they've been fighting without success against the guerrilla group for decades. Why, even the Indian Army couldn't do much against these suicidal guys. No, the blame for the LTTE's great debacle lies squarely on the well-padded shoulders of Prabhakaran himself.....

  • More Humanitarian Projects Launched in the East

    Troops of all Divisions and Brigades under the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) continue their humanitarian community projects in the past week on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E. On Saturday (9) more than 100 soldiers, including officers, serving the 231 Brigade at Kallady under the 23 Division donated blood for use of patients under treatment in Batticaloa and other peripheral hospitals at the request of  Hospital authorities.
  • SVAB Promotes Goodwill Among Members

    A NETBALL tournament plus a special get-together, aimed at fostering goodwill and relations among family members of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) members took place recently at Army Headquarters grounds, following an initiative taken by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, SVAB President. Mrs Gnana Balagalla, former SVAB President graced the occasion as Chief Guest for the event. Mrs Jayasuriya after receiving the chief guest warmly on arrival introduced members of the Women’s Corps team and the SVAB team for the netball tournament to her before commencement of the match.
  • SLLI Best Battalions for Year 2014 Selected

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) recently selected their best battalions for the year 2014. A 7- member board visited all 24 regular and volunteer SLLI units and inspected relevant areas including “G” matters, “A” matters, Logistic matters, Legal matters, accounts, audits and sports. From the regular units, 26 SLLI was adjudged the best Battalion while 7 SLLI became the runners-up.
  • Commander Inspects Proposed Second Wellness Resort Site For Southern War Heroes

    The second state of the art, ‘Abimansala’- type wellness resort for dependent Army War Heroes is to come up shortly at Wilpita, Kamburupitiya, thanks to the cooperation, extended by His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Army in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (14) afternoon went to Wilpita and received the firsthand glimpses of the picturesque 10-acre extent of land.....
  • Past Commanders & Veterans Held in High Esteem on Army Day

    This year’s Army Day ceremonial parade and its composition was certainly a reflection of the high degree of importance the Commander, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, attaches to Sri Lanka’s age-old values and deep-rooted grateful sentiments as well as veneration of his Gurus, Seniors and Pioneering veterans in.......
  • SF Troops in Vavuniya Recall Memories of Fallen Fellow-Soldiers

    Fellow-soldiers of the elite Special Forces (SF) in the Army recently saluted the memory of their workmates who perished during Wanni battles by erecting a special monumental plaque at Vavuniya SF Brigade Headquarters. Special Forces, who produced a fine blend of officers like.....

  • SFHQ-C Troops Conduct 'Shramadana'

    Troops of 2 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 111 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign on Friday (25) at the Chest Hospital, Bogambara, Kandy to clean the surroundings of the hospital.
  • 612 Brigade Hqrs Encourages Villagers for Fruit Production

    With the intention of raising living standards of the people in Chiraddikulam, a village, situated to the east of Manthai, the 612 Brigade Headquarters recently organized a workshop for civilians on manufacture of jam and cordials, using the harvest of fruits, collected from their surroundings.
  • Troops & Civilians Restore Movement Along Damaged Road

    The 12 km road stretch between Ayakachchi - Kaddaikadu road that connects to Kovilvayal, Mulliyan, Kevil and Kaddaikadu main areas in the Jaffna peninsula was completely renovated by the Engineer troops of the Army in cooperation with members of the civilians in the area. The road patch that remained completely damaged with many pot holes prevented vehicles engaged in commercial work and public transport services......