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    THE alleged attempt of physical abuse on a nine-year old girl by a few soldiers, attached to Digiliwedai Army camp was taken up before Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court Thursday (25) where soldiers serving the area were presented for an identification parade. The Eravur Police, subsequent to a belated complaint made by the victim’s parents after three days of the incident on 14th February referred the affected party to the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO)............

  • Sri Lanka Army, Determined to Re-build the Nation Marks Its 62nd Anniversary & Army Day

    Sri Lanka Army, now emerged as a force to reckon with as much-respected saviour of the Nation Monday (10) morning marked its 62nd Anniversary and Army Day during a colourful parade at CR & FC grounds, Colombo 7. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (10) morning graced the peak of the day’s anniversary events as Chief Guest in the company of a large gathering of senior officers.
  • Panagoda Army Service Centre Opened

    Enabling all Army vehicles operating in Colombo and suburbs to receive servicing, the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) workshop at Panagoda, opened its new Service Center a few days ago in line with the Commander’s directions for establishment of such centers at major island-wide formations. Panagoda new service center, set up by the Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) ....
  • Army to Join National Dengue Control Week Following Request

    One more phase of the Army-Health Department combined ‘National Mosquito Control Week (March 23-29)’ commenced today (23) with its inaugural ceremony at Seevali Maha Vidyalaya, Vanathamulla, Borella. A special Press briefing that followed afterwards outlined the series of lined up awareness programmes and different island-wide activities. The media briefing took place Wednesday morning at the Health Education Bureau, headed by.....

  • 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.
  • 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.