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  • India Updated on War Against LTTE: Gota

    INDIA was kept updated about the situation in Sri Lanka's north ''from day one'' of the security forces' final assault against the Tiger rebels till the eventual defeat of the LTTE, the powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has revealed. "From the very beginning, from day one, we kept India very well briefed and we prevented any suspicion being created whether it was because of our relationship with China or Pakistan or anybody else," said Rajapaksa, who played a major role in the victory against the LTTE. "We created a mechanism with India, away from the contacts of the Foreign Ministry, for us to develop a close relationship mechanism between the officials," he said.

  • New Navy Chief Pays Courtesy Call on Army Commander

    Newly appointed Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, just five days after his assumption of office, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Tuesday (2) morning at Army Headquarters.
  • SFHQ-KLN Computer Training Course Awards Certificates

    Certificate awarding ceremony of the 5th phase of the Computer Training Programme at Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) took place recently at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. 40 soldiers including woman soldiers underwent this training with the support, extended by the Orient Computer Institute.

  • Commander Gives Away Trophies to Karate Winners

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) martial artists, emerged Champions in the Inter Regiment Karate Championship Tournament after competing against more than 650 players, belonging to all Regiments in the Army. Award of trophies, shields and merit awards to the winners, took place Wednesday (8) evening at Panagoda Army Gymnasium in the presence of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake......
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.
  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'

    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning. 

  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records

    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.