Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Commander Takes Part in Temple's Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army was among one of the Chief Guests at the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the new Dharmashala (preaching hall) and the Daham School building at Dankotuwa, Metikotuwa Sri Surendrarama Purana Viharaya on Friday (9).


  • New Referral Medical Consultation Unit at Harmony Centre Opened in Simple Ceremony

    With the express objective of improving health standards of the people in Kilinochchi and its suburbs, troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Rotary Club of Kuliyapitiya, put up the new community project, ‘Harmony Healthy Life Style Centre’ at the Kilinochchi Harmony Centre.
  • MoD Organized Scholarship Programme Offers 282 More Schols to Ranaviru Children

    Two hundred and eighty-two exceptionally talented school children of country-wide Ranaviru families were rewarded with scholarships on Friday (3) during a special ceremony at Defence Services School (DSS), Colombo 2. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, together with the Parliamentarian Mr Mohan Lal Grero (MP),  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal W. D. R. M. J. Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Inspector General of the Police.....

  • Expatriate Offers his Land & Builds New House to Disable War Hero at SVAB Request

    To coincide with the ongoing ‘Ranaviru’ month (May 19-June 19), a newly-built complete house, a donation made by Switzerland-based Mr. Lasantha Gunawardane in memory of his late father and in order to invoke blessings on his mother, was symbolically handed over to the disable War Hero, Sergeant K.P. Sugath of 9 Gemunu Watch (9 GW) during a brief ceremony in Elpitiya area.
  • First Training Round for Army Cooks & Stewards Concludes

    The first stage of the training programmes that were conducted to upgrade the professional knowledge on cookery and stewardship of Army cooks and stewards working in island-wide Army formations concluded recently at the Swiss Lanka Hotel School. On the directions of Chief of Staff and Civil Administration Directorate with the cooperation of......
  • Troops Pocket Out Own Money to Buy Books for Kids

    Troops attached to 10 Sri Lanka National Guard (10 SLNG) at Sambavalai under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) bought school books and educational accessories for kids at two pre schools in Ketpeli and Palavi in connection with International Children’s Day. A total of 48 kids learning at Ketpeli Ambal pre-school and Palavi Kalaivanai pre-school were the beneficiaries of this donation made by troops using their own money. Before the donation was made.....
  • Australian Border Protection Minister Visits Jaffna

    The Australian Government’s Minister of Immigration and Border Protection Mr Scott Morrison who was in Sri Lanka on an official visit, called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Wednesday (9) during his visit to the peninsula. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J during the brief meeting at.......
  • 'LTTE Fall will Alter Drug Trade in India'

    THE DEFEAT of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the death of its chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will change the dynamics of the drug trade in the subcontinent like never before, say experts.Mumbai was a key link in this supply chain as LTTE's conduits often used the city to bring in drugs from Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Punjab border. The consignments were then transported to coastal towns in Tamil Nadu such as Tuticorin, Rameshwaram, Ramnad, Nagapattinam, Kochi and a host of localities inhabited by fishing communities on the south-east coast. From there, the drugs would be shipped to Velvettiturai, a township located along the northern coast of Sri Lanka and formerly under LTTE control.

  • Matara Set to Witness Army's Mammoth Tattoo

    The year’s second mammoth spectacle, the Army’s ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ in Matara, the fore-runner to the Army’s 62nd anniversary celebrations in early October, is to take place at Uyanwatta esplanade during Sept 23-25 beginning at 2.30 p.m. on all three days. The Matara ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ that highlights heroism, gallantry, acrobatics and an assortment of undisputed skills of the Army....