Sri Lanka Army

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  • Fallen Sinha Regiment War Heroes Remembered in Colourful Commemorative Ceremony

    With Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army gracing as the Chief Guest, the Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) paid tribute to the memory of their fallen War Heroes at its Ambepussa Headquarters on Saturday (02), giving pride of place to next of kin and children of SLSR War Heroes, either killed in action or gone missing.

  • 'Poppy Day' Salutes Memories of All Fallen War Heroes

    Sri Lanka Ex- Servicemen's Association (SLESA) as was the practice every year on Sunday (9), honoured all fallen War Heroes, including those in the World Wars during a fitting ceremony that commemorated the 70th Poppy Day - 2014 at the Vihara Maha Devi Park cenotaph. Secretary to HE the President Mr. Lalith Weerathunga at the invitation of the SLESA, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He was warmly received by Brigadier (retd) K.A Gnanaweera, President, SLESA before formalities got underway.

  • Confirming Authority Confirms Sentence on G.S.C Fonseka

    The convening Officer of the Court Martial II Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Confirming Authority on 29 September 2010 confirmed the accused G.S.C Fonseka be sentenced for 30 months rigorous Imprisonment imposed by the Court Martial that probed the accused’s  involvement in purchasing of military equipment deviating from the tender procedure on four separate counts, whiles on active service.

  • High Ranking UNWFP Delegation Visits Wanni

    A high ranking delegation of United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) visited Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni on Friday (07) to discuss matters, pertaining to the UNWFP future projects planned for Wanni. The delegation met Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, Security Forces Wanni and held discussions on their planned action programme.
  • New Prime Minister Receives Greetings from Service Chiefs

    The first formal courtesy call of tri-service chiefs on the newly-appointed Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe took place at his former opposition leader’s residence on Sunday (11) in Colombo. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders, expressing their best wishes.....
  • Diaspora Reps Meet Kilinochchi Commander Before Re-opening 'Sencholai' Orphanage

    Completely-renovated ‘Sencholai’ Children’s Care Centre at Kilinochchi was re-opened on Sunday (20) during a brief ceremony. A representative Diaspora gathering from Canada, Australia, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom who sponsored the reconstruction of this Centre for orphaned children attended the reopening ceremony, together with Major General Udaya Perera.....
  • New Holiday Home Opened in Mannar

    The newly-constructed holiday home at 542 Brigade Headquarters of 54 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) was declared open by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at the auspicious minute on Wednesday (22) at the Brigade Headquarters premises. The holiday home is open to all other ranks and their members of......
  • Terrorists Understand Only the Language of Force - President

    "WE HAVE PASSED the difficult land-marks of the defeat and eradication of terrorism from our land. Our heroic troops, a vital sector of our workforce, are completing the historic task of sweeping terrorism away from our midst. The people see a new promise of freedom throughout the land, a freedom that was for long denied for nearly two-thirds of our land and a third of our population and working people. Terrorism not only threatens peaceful society, it also gives rise to misery that is the enemy of progress, "said President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the commemoration meeting.....

  • Army Records A Nine Wicket Win In Cricket Tournament

    Sri Lanka Army cricketers during a remarkable encounter with their counterparts at Wattala St. Anthony Sports Club recorded a resounding victory by 9 wickets during the Premier Trophy Cricket Tournament at Panagoda Army grounds. The annual tournament, organized by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, kicked off during three days on Feb 18, 19 and 20.