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  • MSDF Chief of Staff Japan Calls on Commander



    The Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF), Japan Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano currently on a goodwill tour, together with a five-member delegation, paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army on Saturday (14) at the Army Headquarters. Admiral Kawano during his formal meeting at the Army headquarters, recalled excellent bonds of goodwill and relations both countries have been sharing for generations and spoke high of the achievements of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces against ruthless terrorism.
  • Army Troops Clean A 32 Roadsides


    A 'Shramadana' campaign was conducted on Saturday (30) by 11 Gajaba Regiment and 15 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops with the collaboration of civilians in Mulankavil area to clean both roadsides of the A 32 Road which extends up to Mulankavil from Nachchikuda. Mulankavil Pradeshiya Sabhawa members also joined hands with......
     
  • Much-Loved 'Snowy' after Tireless Tasks in Humanitarian Operations Bids Farewell to Army

     
    The Sri Lanka Army, which goes down in history as the only fighting force to have vanquished ruthless terrorism in the 21st century on Tuesday (May 24) saluted one of its much-loved brave tracker dogs, Snowy who died while recuperating after an LTTE grenade attack, sustained in Kambilioya, Welioya on 15 March 2008 during the peak of terrorism. It was the incumbent Commander of the Army, then as Commander, Security Forces, Wanni, despite tense and fast changing nature of ground battles.....
     
  • Seminar Speakers to Take Memories Back Home

    Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, together with contributory speakers to the ongoing ‘Defence Seminar - 2012’ sessions, including Major General G.S Shergill (India), Dr Russell Howard (USA), Dr Subramanian Swamy (India), Prof. Arie Kruglanski (USA), Sir Bill Jeffrey (UK).....

  • Troops Join Homagama 'Dengue' Fighters


    More than 25 Army personnel covering over 200 houses around Homagama town and its suburbs on Saturday (6) conducted a Dengue eradication programme, in close cooperation with medical officers, Gramaseva Niladari, state officials, Public Health Inspectors, inhabitants and municipal workers. Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) on the directions of the Commander..........
  • Troops Attend to Road Repairs in Pudumatalan

     
    14 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), troops serving the 681 Brigade of 68 Division repaired the road from Kokavil Junction to Pudumatalan junction, on the directions of the Commander, Security Force Headquarters Mullaitivu, recently. Officers and soldiers of VIR participated in the project to conduct these road repairs with their own tractors and equipment.
     
  • Wanni Commander Conducts Follow-up Inquiry into Welfare Project


    As a follow-up inquiry into the well-being of a family who had been earlier gifted with a new house by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W on Thursday (30) undertook a visit to Rambakapuwewa, Kebithigollewa en route to the 62 Division Headquarters and visited the inmates at the new house. In May 2015, the SFHQ-W learning......
     
  • Major General Rajapakse, the New DGGS at AHQ

    MAJOR GENERAL S.M de A. Rajapakse, formerly the Commander Security Forces in the East Tuesday (8) morning assumed duties as the new Director General of General Staff (DGGS) at Army Headquarters (AHQ) after a brief religious ceremony at the DGGS office. The newly appointed DGGS on arrival at his office paid obeisance to Lord Buddha and participated in observance of religious rites and rituals, ......

  • SFHQ-W & 54 Div Facilitate Transport of the Remains


    Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) after the 54 Division Headquarters, brought to the notice of the death of a poor civilian, made all arrangements to bring the remains from Colombo to his house at Vedithalathivu on October 4 at Army’s expense. The poor family......
     
  • Colourful Military Parade Saluting the Commander Celebrates Army Day


    Sri Lanka Army, the saviour of the Nation and now, the most-sought service provider of the country, marked its 65th Anniversary and the Army Day on Friday (10) morning, during a colourful parade at MoD grounds. Today’s ceremony is the climax of a series of commemorative ceremonies that got underway beginning the final week of September. The day’s Chief Guest Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake commenced the programme.....