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  • Army's Most Senior Regiment Marks Its 55th Anniversary

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who is also the Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) attended ceremonies, associated with SLAC Corps Day and SLAC’s 55th Anniversary on Wednesday (15) at the SLAC Regimental Centre, Rock House, Mutuwal. To begin the day’s proceedings in accordance with military traditions, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya inspected the Guard Turnout on arrival at the Regimental Centre after he was warmly welcomed by the Centre Commandant.

  • GR Troops' Contribution to the Humanitarian Operation Receives Sentimental Value with Commander's Visit to Saliyapura

    As the first assignment away from the Army Headquarters in the New Year, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, took time off to visit the Gajaba Regiment (GR) Regimental Headquarters at Saliyapura on Tuesday (3) with a view to recording his sentimental gratitude and extending his best wishes to GR troops for the New Year. In his capacity as Wanni Commander before May 2009, it was mostly the GR War Heroes who rolled on, together with fellow troops.....
  • Australian Defence Attaché Greets Commander

    Defence Attaché of the High Commission of Australia, Captain Jason Sears Monday (14) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters. During their brief meeting, both of them recalling bonds of goodwill and excellent relations, exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and bilateral importance.
  • Mullaittivu Tile & Brick Industry Reviving

    THE FAMOUS tile and brick production industry in Mullaittivu District is to be revived again, providing more than 500 employment openings under the Government’s ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ (Northern Spring) programme. The brick making factory in Oddusuddan Division, run by Mullaittivu District Thrift and Credit Co-op Societies’ Union remained closed for more than three decades due to LTTE terrorist activities, depriving jobs for more than 500 Mullaittivu civilians in the past, but the timely intervention of the Government saw it re-repaired and.....

  • 'Those Involving in Undisciplined Acts will be Expelled from the Army' - Commander

    ‘You must be the most disciplined person in the whole of the country and should never commit any undisciplined act since everything in the Army depends on strict discipline. Those engaged in most serious disciplinary violations will be expelled from the Army, and all attempts should be made to lead others in the correct path, if not ensure that they are.....

  • Defence Attaches Receive First-Hand Account in Jaffna

    A sixteen-member team of India-based Defence Attachés (DAs) from Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kenya, Tanzania, Poland, Oman, Nigeria, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, China, Japan, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka after attending the recent seminar, ‘Defeating Terrorism - The Sri Lankan Experience’ in Colombo took time off to receive a first-hand experience during a tour to Jaffna peninsula.  At the outset of the day’s itinerary, those visiting defence officials....
  • Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New 'Ordnance Factory' at Dombagoda

    Achieving a given target within 15 days of its inception, the Army’s newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda, Horana that saw its birth as an exceptional concept of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on September 1, 2014, formally handed over its first consignment of 500 steel beds to its architect at.......
  • 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).....
  • 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.