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  • Army Benevolent Fund Directorate Website Launched


    Directorate of Army Benevolent Fund, responsible for additional welfare of Army personnel launched its maiden website, www.army.lk/dabf on January (1) morning during a simple ceremony at the Directorate premises at Panagoda.



  • -œPresident Gave Correct Leadership to Humanitarian Operations- - Army Commander Tells Newly Commissioned Officers

    THE CEREMONIAL passing out parade of 229 Officer Cadets of regular intake 66 B, short commission intake 17, volunteer intake 47, volunteer lady intake 8, direct enlisted intake DE/2009 and regular intake 66 at the pioneering Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa occurred Sunday (17) attended by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as Chief Guest. Not forgetful of their past sacrifices, the Chief Guest laid a floral tribute to the SLMA war memorial and paid his respect to their memory as the first segment on the day’s agenda.

  • First Foreign Diplomat Calls On New Commander of the Army

    Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wu Jianghao Tuesday (13) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the latter’s office at Army Headquarters. Sri Lanka-based Mr Wu Jianghao is the first foreign diplomat to have called on the Commander upon his assumption of office on August 1, 2013. The four-member Chinese delegation, headed by the ambassador was comprised of Senior Colonel Li Chen Glin, the newly appointed Defence Attaché and two other diplomats.
  • Army Tradesmen's Skills Appreciated in New Pettah 'Gold Centre ' Opening



    4 Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) tradesmen of the Sri Lanka Army on Friday (5) evening, in what could be called another milestone on the path to recovery and development, transformed the former St John Fish Market at Pettah to be a hub of gold, 'Colombo Gold Centre" and vested it with the public during a ceremony, attended by Hon Basil Rajapaksa (MP), Minister of Economic Development and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and a host of other invitees.
  • Army Guns Boom in Second Half to Down Navy 25-13

    ARMY staved off a red hot challenge from Navy in the second half to win their Caltex A Division second round rugby game at 25-13 at Longden Place Friday (10). Army led 8-6 at the breather but the sailors put in all they had and for a brief period led 13-11 in the second half until the soldiers took control to win the game by two goals, 2 penalties and a try to two penalties and a goal by the sailors.

  • 'Preventing Aviation Terrorism is a Collective Responsibility' - Air Vice Marshal Dias


    The opening session on the final day (Sept 2) in the Defence Seminar 2015 witnessed an elaborate presentation on ‘Emerging Aviation Threats; Challenges to National Security’ where Air Vice Marshal Sumangala Dias, Director Logistics spoke at length and explained about the possible aviation threats in the future after submitting a detailed account of the series of experiences Sri Lanka and other nations underwent.
  • Late Major General Udumalagala's Funeral with Military Honours Takes Place on Wednesday (30)


    The military funeral of late Major General Susil Udumalagala (Rtd) RSP Ldmc of Gemunu Watch, Sri Lanka Army takes place on Wednesday (30) at Galle Samanala esplanade with full honours. He passed away on Thursday (24) night after a long illness. Major General Udumalagala, who had served a number of key appointments in the Army before his retirement last February joined the Army on 6 February 1980 and received commissions as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981.
  • Army Christmas Carols Get Underway at St. Joseph's College

    As the season of sharing and caring with compliments set in with the forthcoming Christmas and the dawn of a New Year, the Sri Lanka Army contributed its share to the phenomenon by holding a Christmas Carols service at St. Joseph’s College Chapel Wednesday (21) evening. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army and Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch graced the evening as distinguished guests at the invitation of the Army Christian Fellowship.

  • Large Stock of LTTE Communication Equipment Found

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops continuing their search and clear operations in the general areas of ADAMPAN, VISUAMADU, ALANKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, SUGANDHIPURAM and KAPPUKULAM on Saturday (12) recovered three T-56 weapons, one T-56 magazine, twenty-one pistols, one detonator, one Arul bomb, one 60 mm mortar bomb, three hand grenades, thirty-nine anti personnel mines, one claymore mine, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) with locally made parts, one PRC 1077 AC/DC Power Unit, one PRC 1090 PS Unit.....