Sri Lanka Army

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  • Commander Commends Relief Contribution & Pays Tribute to Sri Lankan Contingent

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army in a special tribute ceremony, held at the Army Headquarters on Tuesday (12), applauded the Sri Lankan relief contingent for its invaluable commitment and expedition to Nepal as one of the firsts to arrive there from a foreign nation for rescue and relief operations.
  • New Security Force Headquarters- Central Raised in Formal Military Ceremony

    The seventh Security Force Headquarters of the Army was raised on Thursday (14) as the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) at Diyatalawa Military Cantonment on the directions of the Commander of the Army. Major General H.C.P Goonathilaka has been appointed as the first Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) which covers Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Moneragala....
  • Indian Major General & Experts on Terrorism Visit Wanni and Meet Ex-combatants Under Rehabilitation

    Major General (Retd) Ashok Metha of the Indian Army, accompanied by a team of New Delhi’s Central Security Committee members and two experts on international terrorism, Prof David Kilcullen and Prof Rohan Gunaratna, all of who attended the just concluded international seminar, ‘Defeating Terrorism-The Sri Lankan Experience’, separately visited Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre for ex-LTTE combatants, Menik Farm Relief village, De-mining sites and resettled areas with   a view to observing ground realities.
  • Canada Says Protest Gives Image of LTTE Involvement

    THE Canadian government says Tamil-Canadian protests, including one that shut down a Toronto highway on the weekend, are giving people the idea that a terrorist group is part of the demonstrations. Minister of International Co-operation Bev Oda says she noticed red flags being flown at the protests bearing the symbol of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Sri Lankan guerilla group that has been engaged in a prolonged civil war with government troops in that country on behalf of the ethnic Tamil community. The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group by the Canadian government.

  • Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship

    More than 3000 sports-loving officers and other ranks in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) vied with each other in the finals of the Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament, held during July 15-17 at Colombo Sugathadasa Stadium. The tournament, competed by 20 male teams and 5 women’s teams...........
  • Western Troops Join Hand to Eradicate Dengue

    Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) at the request of Health Ministry, under the directions of Ministry of Defence and Army Headquarters, is currently conducting a Dengue Prevention Program in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts with the participation of more than 400 troops serving the SFHQ-West. The project (July 09 – July 11) is closely monitored by Major General U.A.B. Medawela, Commander, SFHQ - West.
  • Army Organized Netball Tournament for IDPs Becomes A Crowd-puller

    SRI LANKA ARMY constantly concerned about the mental and physical development of civilians temporarily staying in welfare centres for IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) always tries to make their lives more interesting and comfortable through various sports, hobbies and other programmes. To support the project, 522 Brigade under Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently organized a volleyball and netball tournament for the IDPs in Mirusuvil welfare centre.

  • Public in 55 Division Area Enlightened on Army Projects

    In order to enlighten the public and learn of pending issues and problems, related to Army’s ongoing community-oriented projects, a special interactive session with senior citizens was held at 55 Division Headquarters on Friday (7). The meeting, headed by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division......
  • Commander Speaks to Sri Lankan Contingent Serving Lebanon After Opening New Shrine

    The visiting Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, now in Lebanon inspecting Sri Lankan troops, engaged in force protection duties at UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had the rare blessing of opening the first-ever Buddhist Shrine (Budu Medura) at SRI Base (Sri Lankan Base) for observance of Buddhist rites among troops.


    SRI LANKA ARMY denies having appointed former Commanders of the Army General Rohan De S. Daluwatta RWP RSP VSV USP and General Shantha Kottegoda WWV, RWP, RSP, USP, ndc in connection with the ongoing  summary of evidence against General Sarath Fonseka as some speculative media reports stated today (18). No such appointments as published in some media have been made by the Army with regard to the above trial.