Sri Lanka Army

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  • "Jaya Piritha" Invokes Blessings on Country, President and War Heroes

    The "Jaya Pirith" chanting was held at BMICH yesterday, (10 May) invoking blessings to the country, the President and the war heroes with the participation of 3000 monks invited from all parts of the Island. The Ministry of Defence organized the "Jaya Pirith" chanting for the fourth time in succession. Mahanayaka of Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven Udugama Buddarakkitha Thera, Anunayaka Thera of Malwatta Chapter Ven Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, President of Amarapura Sangha Sabha and.....
  • Chief of Staff in Brazil's Army Calls on Commander

    General Joaouim Silva Eluna Chief of Staff of the Brazil's Army, who is on a visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (24) afternoon at Army Headquarters. General Joaouim Silva Eluna during his meeting with the Commander of the Army shared a couple of views on post-conflict Sri Lanka’s development and security issues.
  • Inter Regiment Drill & Band Competition Held on Grand Scale

    Sri Lanka Army’s one of the most colourful routine spectacles of the year, the final award of trophies to the winners and participants of the Inter Regiment Drill and Band competition, got underway at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) regiment.......
  • Commander Inspects Homagama Public Fair Construction Site

    Commander of the Army on Thursday (18) took time off to inspect the Homagama ‘public fair’ project, now under construction by Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) troops in the Army. On the sideline of his scheduled address to the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda SFHQ premises.......
  • Soldiers Rejuvenate Roads & Places of Worship

    On par with age-old practices of the Sri Lankan warriors, soldiers serving the 62 Division under the guidance of General Officer Commanding Brigadier G. J. L. Waduge, have recently carried out many construction projects in Mullaitivu, Trincomalee and Anuradhapura districts. Troops of the 9th (Volunteer) Battalion......

  • Army Denies Having Found Prabhakaran's Diary

    CONTRARY to media reports that a diary belonging to V. Prabhakaran has been found by the Police from the handbag of a soldier, the Army Headquarters categorically denies having found such a diary from a soldier’s bag as stated in those reports. What the Police have found from the bag was just a diary, believed to be belonging to the LTTE organization and not any of Prabakaran’s diaries.

  • Army Labour Constructs New School Building in Wanni

    The new school building, constructed by Army troops at Vavuniya, Kovilpulayankulam Muttamal Vidyalaya with the funds made available by Quatar based ‘Helping the Need in the North’ organization was ceremonially opened and formally handed over to the school authorities during a brief ceremony on Monday (29)......

  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

    Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
  • Australian High Commissioner Pays Courtesy Call on Commander

    AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner for Sri Lanka Ms. Kathy Klugman Tuesday (11) morning paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office in the Army Headquarters, Colombo. During their meeting, Army Commander briefed the Australian High Commissioner on current security concerns in the country after the defeat of LTTE terrorism. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya also gave her an account of security operations that led to the defeat of LTTE terrorism. Ms. Kathy Klugman was the Deputy High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka during the year 1998.