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  • Training Workshop on Football

    In order to promote enthusiasm among sportsmen, a week-long training workshop on football was arranged by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) during July 24 - August 01 at Mankulam and Mulankavil areas. The programme was conducted with the assistance of Training Instructors of Soccer Outreach Services......
  • Volunteer Force Athletic Meet Begins

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Inter Regiment Athletic Meet 2010, a major event in the Army sports calendar was inaugurated this morning (27) by SLAVF Commandant Major General D.R.A.B Jayathilake at Sugathadasa Stadium. Around 800 participants representing 111 Volunteer Battalions, including 5 women teams are expected to compete for medals during this .....

  • Pakistan's New Defence Attache Greets Commander

    The newly-appointed Defence Attaché to the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo, Colonel Mohammed R Irshad Khan, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnyake at his office, Army Headquarters Tuesday (26) afternoon. The meeting discussed possibilities for Regiment to Regiment exchange programmes......

  • 'Viru Daru' Society Members During their New Year Festival Receive a Special Guest

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment’s ‘Viru Daru’ society, comprised of children of Ranaviru families marked the Sinhala and Hindu New Year with a ceremony, full of New Year games and amusement. Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), the driving force behind founding of ‘Viru Daru’ societies under purview of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch.....
  • Newly Constructed WOs' & Sergeants' Mess & Billet Opened

    The newly-constructed Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess and a Billet for Senior NCOs and soldiers at the Forward Maintenance Area (East) (FMA (E)) was opened by Major General M.H.P. Mihindukulasuriya, Commander, FMA (E) on Friday (14). These buildings, a long-felt need of Senior NCOs and soldiers serving the FMA (E), were constructed under the directions of Commander, FMA (E) and under the supervision of.......
  • 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.
  • 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.