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  • Commander Invites Ex-Army Personnel to Share Their Concerns


    With the sole objective of harnessing resources and skills of retired Army personnel for the betterment of the organization, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army Thursday (13) afternoon, for the first time in the Headquarters history, invited a representative gathering of ex-Army personnel to the Army Headquarters for a cordial dialogue through the coordination of the Ex-Servicemen’s Association. 
  • British Tamil Association founder Jailed in UK

    ARUNACHALAM CHRISHANTHAKUMAR, 52, the founder of the British Tamil Association was jailed for two years for supplying equipments for terrorism to the LTTE. Three other men, who were tried with him, were cleared. Sentencing   Chrishanthakumar, who is also known as A. C. Shanthan, Justice Saunders said, "This was a protracted, deliberate breaking of the law. These are very serious offences which warrant substantial sentences. The anti-terrorism law has to be obeyed as part of our obligations internationally."

  • US & Indian Military Contributors to the Seminar Hail Sri Lanka's 'Remarkable' Post-Conflict Recovery & Reconstruction

    The fact that the very central theme of ongoing sessions of the ‘Defence Seminar - 2012’, titled ‘Towards Lasting Peace and Stability’, is designed with a view to sharing Army’s post-war experiences of unparalleled proportions, turned out to be a timely arrangement as several foreign contributors to the inaugural sessions complimented Sri Lanka and the military for their “impressive and remarkable achievements”.....
  • Sri Lankan Peace Keepers Mark Traditional New Year

    HAITI-BASED Sri Lankan Peace Keeping contingent took time off to celebrate the traditional Sinhala-Hindu New Year, giving a new experience to the spectators. The venue, 11 Sribat Headquarters in Leogane was packed with spectators as the peace keepers commenced traditional Avurudu Games such as tugs of war, grease pole climbing.....

  • Ugandan Defence Minister Calls on Commander

    A foreign delegation from the Ministry of State for Defence of Uganda, headed by, General (Rtd) Odongo Jeje, Minister of State for Defence of Uganda, currently in Sri Lanka, made a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (28) afternoon at the Army Headquarters. The delegation, led by General (Rtd) Odongo Jeje, Minister of State for Defence of Uganda.....
  • Army-Built Water Scheme Commissioned

    The Army-built drinking water project at 611 Brigade area, thanks to the financial support of the Alliance Development Trust, was commissioned recently for the benefit of 149 resettled families living in Madukulam, Kovilpuliyankulam, Sinnathampanai, Senkadapadai and Velankulam areas. Army troops realizing the acute need................
  • His Holiness Warmly Received in Tri-Service Guard of Honour

    His Holiness Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday (13) morning to a rousing state reception, headed by HE the President Maithripala Siresena and a host of religious dignitaries. First Lady Mrs Sirisena, Former President, Chandrika Kumarathunge, Hon Prime Minister, Ranil Wickramasinghe and Mrs Maithri Wickramasinghe, Ministers, Ravi Karunanayake and John Amarathunge, Bishops in attendance.....
  • SAARC Armed Force Officers on Goodwill Tour Meet Commander

    Six Officers and 38 Cadet Officers of the Military Forces in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, currently on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office Monday (15) evening.  Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, receiving them warmly at his office underlined the importance of further strengthening cooperation that exist among SAARC countries with the.....
  • Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Takes Leave of His Soldiers

    COMMANDER of the Security Forces (Jaffna) Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe bade goodbye to officers and soldiers at Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna) last morning (23) and left Jaffna to take up duties as the Chief of Staff at Army Headquarters, Colombo. Major General Samarasinghe was accorded a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour by the troops of the 1st Field Engineer Regiment. He also planted a mango sapling in the Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna) premises after the......

  • Prime Minister Speaks to Tri-Service & Police Personnel in Jaffna

    Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe during his visit to the Jaffna peninsula on Saturday (28) called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Palali and Northern Naval Command Headquarters, Kankasanthurai and spoke to a representative gathering of tri-service personnel and the Police.