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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....