Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

News Archive

  • UN Medal Parade Honours Sri Lankan & Korean Contingents

    The customary UN medal parade, the prestigious military ceremony that appreciates the exemplary contribution made by any specific contingent in Haiti, saw its Sri Lankan and Korean contingents jointly accord a salute to the Chief Guest, Mr Guy Siri, Director Mission Support......


  • Poomalanthan Re-settlers Receive New Houses

    Five more new houses, built by Army troops at Poomalanthan Grama Seva Division in Madhu area for re-settled people were vested with them during a simple ceremony on Friday (21). 613 Brigade which has undertaken the task of building houses for resettled people who had their own land......
  • Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies

    Sri Lanka Army’s one of the most admired fighting units, Special Forces (SF) received recognition once more when its War Heroes’ children and disable soldiers were offered incentives by way of scholarships and appreciation, thanks to the monetary grants made available by the United Motors Ltd, at the request of the Special Forces Seva Vanitha Unit.
  • The Ultimate Truth as Told by Tamil Doctors

    THE AUDITORIUM of the Media Centre for National Security was teeming with media personnel as more than 70 odd members of the fourth estate, the highest number of them ever to attend a press briefing in recent times, gathered there at the auditorium on Wednesday afternoon. All media personnel had arrived well before the scheduled time, 3 p.m. despite the short notice issued to them in the morning to see the five Tamil doctors namely Dr. Sathyamoorthy, Dr. Ilancheliyan, Dr. Sivapalan, Dr. Shanmugaraja and Dr. Vartharaja.

  • SVAB Takes Spirits of Christmas to Ranaviru Sevana

    War Heroes at Ranaviru Sevana Ragam began celebrating Christmas this season with the Christmas Carols organized by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Friday (17) evening. The celebrations were graced by President SVAB Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest distributed Christmas Gifts among the inmates of Ranaviru Sevana during the.....

  • No Need For Spl. Missions

    FOREIGN Secretary Palitha Kohona stressed that there was no need for special missions from other countries to evacuate the IDPs from the safe zone and the situation may not arise as over 100,000 civilians have already moved to the cleared areas. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe pointed out that the international community feared that there will be a blood bath in the NFZ but it has been proved beyond doubt that it is not so.

  • Sendoff Honours Presented to Major General Medawela

    A Guard Turn Out plus a Guard of Honour saluted the outgoing Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) Major General U.A.B Medawela on Thursday (22) at Rondow grounds at Diyatalawa. Major General U.A.B Medawela is to assume duties as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West after relinquishing his appointment as the Commander SFHQ-C.

  • 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.
  • 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).....