Sri Lanka Army

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  • Commander Exchanges Views on Bilateral Issues with UN Under Secretary

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who arrived at New York’s UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations on Friday (16) en route for Haiti to inspect Sri Lanka’s contingent of Peacekeeping troops, kept to his itinerary and had a cordial round of talks with Ms Susana Malcorra, Under Secretary General of the Department of Field Support at UN Peacekeeping Headquarters.
  • Educational Seminar Helps O/L Students

    211 Brigade Headquarters in Vavuniya on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) launched a project to assist G.C.E (O/L) students by conducting a seminar for them at Vavuniya Periyakomarshankulam Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (3). The seminar attended by over 175 students was sponsored by Vavuniya People’s Bank at the invitation of the 211 Brigade Headquarters.

  • Double Delight for Army SC in Jaffna

    The Army football team created history by winning both the Cargills Food City FA Cup and the Champions of Champions trophy beating the DCL champs Air Force on penalties to become champs of champions of champions in front of more than 10,000 football fans in Jaffna. Both......
  • Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates

    Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva, the new Commander of the Army, just hours after assumption of office this morning (23), went to see the well-being of the hospital inmates at the Narahenpita Military Hospital, together with several senior officers. Lieutenant General De Silva speaking to a section of those inmates shared views with them and made inquiries into their well-being and gave away some gift parcels.
  • Commander Interacts With Injured Wanni Soldiers

    COMMANDER OF THE ARMY General Sarath Fonseka in the aftermath of the War just ended went to Colombo Military Hospital this morning (5) in order to interact with War Heroes recuperating from injuries received during Wanni battles. General Fonseka, deeply concerned about their medical progress and needs spoke to medical specialists attending those inmates and received a first-hand account on each and every soldier undergoing treatment for serious injuries. General Sarath Fonseka inquired into possibilities of sending soldiers on long-term treatment to their houses for a.....

  • Tri-Service Commanders Inspect 'Victory Day Parade' Rehearsals

    Prior to the final few days before the fifth ‘Victory Day’ parade at Matara, Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal, K.A Gunatilleke, Inspector General of the Police (IGP), N.K. Illangakoon.....
  • Course No 5 Student Officers at DSCSC Receive Graduation in Glittering Ceremony

    A total of 83 Student Officers, inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies, graduated with the Passed Staff College (psc) degree at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for service personnel, received their graduation on Wednesday (14) during a ceremony, dignified by the presence of Prime Minister, Secretary Defence and Urban Development.......
  • Another Yoga Course Commences in Kilinochchi

    The third Yoga course, with the motive of enhancing discipline, mental and physical strengths of military personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) commenced on 23rd April at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (APIT) school, Bharathipuram. The course will continue until 28 May with the participation of 54 other ranks.
  • Disability No More a Setback; 86 War Heroes to Erect New Houses with Army Grants

     “Write me as one that loves his fellow men” - Leigh Hunt (Poet & Essayist)

    The unified sense of strong and genuine comradeship that prevails among all ranks in the Army came to the fore and paid its deserving dividends on Thursday (21) when 86 more disable War Heroes and spouses showed up at Army Headquarters to receive five-digit financial grants to build their........