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  • Prof Bandoro from Jakarta Admits Sri Lanka's Prospects as a 'Rising Nation'

    Prof Bantarto Bandoro, Institute for Defence and Strategic Research (IDSR), Jakarta, Indonesia in his analysis of Sri Lanka’s post recovery admitted that Sri Lanka within a short span, has made great strides in the field of economy and infrastructure. Commencing his presentation on the theme ‘Sri Lanka, a Nation between the Gulf and ASEAN: a Perspective,’ the Professor extracted what his students told him when asked about Sri Lanka.
  • Mullaittivu Commander Undertakes Visits to His Brigades

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Friday (7) undertook formal visits to the 642 Brigade of the 64 Division and the 641 Brigade of the same Division as his first visits after he assumed duties.

  • Sri Lanka Army Service Corps Boxers Show Colours in Annual Meet

    Boxing, a combat sport and martial art that uses fists is nothing new to the sportsmen and women in the Army. The Inter Regiment Boxing Championship Meet, organized every year on a grand scale testifies to the enormous enthusiasm of officers as well as ordinary soldiers in the organization. This year’s Inter Regiment Boxing Championship, as scheduled took place at Panagoda Indoor Stadium between 29 - 30 July. The climax of the Championship Meet reached as the finals got underway Friday (30) evening after arrival of the Commander of the Army.....

  • Bright Prospects for Defence Students at KDU

    THE General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University (KDU), which is the only Defence University in the country, offers many degree programs to suit Science, Arts and Commerce students. Students who qualify for university admission at the GCE (A/L) examination in Biological Science stream can enter for Medical (MBBS) and Management and Technical Studies (MTS) Degrees.

  • Armourd Corps Recognizes Its Veterans in Sports

     The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps' (SLAC) ‘Colours Night’ that recognizes sports talents of their troops, being one of the leading Regiments in the Army with a record history, had its award of colours in a glittering ceremony, held at Kotelawala Defence University auditorium on Saturday (23) evening. During the event, twenty-seven.......
  • Staff at South Sudan's Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary

    Sri Lankan staff in the newly-established Level - 2 Hospital of the Sri Lanka Army in South Sudan under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) marked the  65th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a few ceremonies. Troops on October 8 (Poya Day) gathered in front of the new Buddhist Shrine.....

  • Rifle Corps Headquarters Welcomes the First Visit of an Army Chief to Its Premises

     The Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC), origins of which date back to the colonial era when British planters in the central highlands of then Ceylon formed the Ceylon Rifle Corps in 1887 as a volunteer (reserve) regiment, turned a new lease of life on Saturday (30) when its Kandy Headquarters for the first time of its history received a Commander of the Army as a Chief Guest.

  • 50 More New Houses Given to Wanni People

    A 50 newly constructed houses in Periyakulam, Kanagarayankulam were given away to the beneficiaries Saturday (20) morning by Minister of Industry & Commerce Mr. Rishad Baddiudeen after handing over the keys of the houses symbolically. The houses constructed with the assistance of ‘Thisarana Sarana Foundation’ were coordinated by General Officer Commanding 56 Division.....

  • Appreciation: General Deshamanya Denis Perera VSV (1930-2013)

    "The only man under whom any General would gladly serve’ (Field Marshal Montgomery-later Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, on Field Marshal Alexander, later Earl Alexander of Tunis. Alexander commanded the Allied Forces in Africa under whom Montgomery and the 8th Army served) The above compliment is equally well paid to General Denis Perera who sadly passed away on August 11, 2013. An Israeli Brigadier General Yaacom Even virtually echoed it at the World Wide Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) conference held in Colombo around 2000.He said "what a wonderful man is your General. I would follow him anywhere any day". Coincidently, Gen Perera, who.......
  • Unique Character of Our Troops

    THEIR road to victory was never a bed of roses. Totally defeating the entire Army of terrorists, true sons of the motherland proved their strength to the entire world. They were the smartest. For the Army this achievement was a massive team work. For them no one would have survived if not for the other. For them living and surviving is nothing but a miracle. Breaking the heavy resistance of the ruthless Tiger terrorists, the turning point was the fall of the `No Fire Zone' - the last resort of the LTTE existence.