Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

News Archive

  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa Assumes Office for His 2nd Term Amidst Military Honours

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, heralding a new vision and a mission for Sri Lanka, took oaths Friday (19) morning for his 2nd term of office, during a dignified ceremony, amidst religious observances and Seth Pirith chanting, military honours, cultural spectacles and drumming displays. The swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat premises.....

  • Govt. to Celebrate the Victory Against Terrorism

    THE GOVERNMENT is to celebrate the Victory against Terrorism in a week long festival islandwide starting tomorrow from schools, said Agriculture Minister Maithripala Sirisena. School Principals have been instructed to get the participation of 3.9 million students for ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ – Hounouring War Heroes -- programmes at schools today. Tomorrow all state institutions, semi-government institutions, local government institutions, provincial councils and district secretariats are to conduct ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ programmes in their respective institutions, he said. On Friday, May 22 there will be a mass ‘National Ranaviru Pranama’ rally at the Parliament grounds in Sri Jayewardenepura. It will be addressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Army Had Multiple Humanitarian Roles to Play Fighting LTTE - Minister Peiris Tells Seminar Delegates

    Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris contributing to the Session One on ‘Challenges and Prospects of Counter Terrorism’ in the ongoing ‘Defeating Terrorism - The Sri Lankan Experience’ international seminar at Colombo Galadari Hotel said on Tuesday (31) that the Sri Lanka Army, not only defeated LTTE terrorism, but also enabled Tamil civilians en masse to get access to livelihood.

  • Chief of Staff Inspects Admin Matters

    Major General Chrishantha De Silva, Chief of Staff on Friday (14) undertook an administration inspection at Sri Lanka Army Pioneer Corps (SLAPC) Headquarters at Pelawatta, Battaramulla and spoke to the officers and other ranks, serving there. A Guard Turnout at the main entrance to the SLAPC Headquarters greeted the visiting......
  • New Commander Makes His Formal Visit to the CDS

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva made his first formal visit to the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH premises Wednesday (4) afternoon after his assumption of duties as the 21st Commander of the Army. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) extended his greetings and best wishes.....

  • 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.
  • 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.