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  • Commander Performs Religious Observances at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Saturday (7) went to the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya at Anuradhapura in order to pay his respect and receive religious blessings upon his assumption of office as the 21st Commander of the Army.
  • Kilinochchi Woman Soldiers Pass Out in Grand Ceremony

    Sri Lanka Army on Thursday (21)     marked a new turning point in its life span of more than 63 years, by taking the salute of 95 recently-enlisted Tamil woman soldiers who passed out during a colourful Passing out Parade (PoP) at Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) premises. This was the first time the Army saw such a large group of Tamil women joining the organization en bloc.....
  • Decisions that Changed the Course of Lanka's History

    SECRETARY DEFENCE, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says it was President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s determination that ultimately helped the Army defeat the Tigers. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa took several brave decisions. In the final analysis, it was the cumulative effect of those decisive, brave decisions that enabled Sri Lankan Armed Forces to liquidate the LTTE.” He says, “usually in a military operation the world outside the conflict theatre, domestic and international, see only soldiers fighting. They see tanks, guns, armoured vehicles, artillery weapons and men and women in battle fatigues.” “What is not visible to the people, to the outside world, is the strategy.

  • Students Educated on Use of Electricity

    A workshop to educate students of Mulnkavil National College and Mulankavil Primary College on ‘Prevention from electrical risks and use of electricity sparingly’ took place at the 651 Brigade Headquarters, following arrangements organized by 11 battalion of Gajaba Regiment (11 GR) together with Mulankavil Police Station on Monday (26).
  • Vesak 'Dansela' at 12 Divisional Premises

    Army personnel of the 18 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) practised the Buddhist virtues of donating by organizing soup and Belimal ‘Dansels’ at the 12 Divisional premises during May 3 -5. The free eatery attracted many Vesak sight-seers and poor families who came there to see Vesak decorations on account of the Vesak commemoration. The Dansela was organized as a gesture of goodwill.
  • 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.