Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Commander Visiting 55 Division Troops Warmly Welcomed

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya,  currently in Jaffna in connection with the ongoing  ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ Saturday (24) morning , took time off to meet and extend New Year greetings to troops at 55 Division Headquarters in Vettalakerni under the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J). The Commander on arrival at the Headquarters was warmly received.....

  • Jaffna's Popular 'Thalsevana Holiday Resort' Gets International Recognition

    Sri Lanka Army-owned popular ‘Thalsevana Holiday Resort’, lying on the scenic and shingle beach on Kankesanthurai road in Jaffna, has been awarded the ‘International Star in Leadership in Quality (ISLQ) Award’ in the Gold Category for 2013 by Imagen Arte ImarPress in France, selecting it from 118 countries, considered for award of this prestigious ISLQ Award. Overlooking the picturesque Jaffna seas in the Indian ocean that surrounds the peninsula, ‘Thalsevana Holiday Resort’.......
  • Army Cricket Makes History Producing Its First Scorekeeper to Test Match Series

    Cricket history of the Sri Lanka Army has now entered into a new phase after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the first time, selected Lance Bombardier R.T Sandaruwan to be the main Scorekeeper of the ongoing Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan first Test Match, now underway in Galle. Sri Lanka Army Cricket Club has already produced two players to the Sri Lanka’s National Cricket Team, five woman players to the Sri Lanka’s Women’s National Cricket Team and now, the Scorekeeper to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, adding new strides to the field of cricketing in the country.
  • Kilinochchi Troops Educated on Preventive Measures Against Drugs

    To be in line with the ongoing island-wide ‘Drug Eradication’ programme of the Presidential Secretariat, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (23) conducted an awareness programme, themed ‘Let’s Develop Our Lives, Our Communities, Our Identities, Without Drugs’ at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium, SFHQ-KLN.
  • The message of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General J Jayasuriya USP ndu psc on the 61st Army Day

    As the Commander of a dignified Army, I address you with much pride on the day we celebrate our 61st anniversary. That is because you all sole heartedly contributed to outroot the most ruthless terrorists in the world, LTTE from our motherland. Only year has passed since defeating the terrorism. The motherland has become a peaceful, independent state today because of your dedication, determination and comradeship.

  • Army Devotional Songs Recital Pay Tribute to 'Poson' Phenomenon

    A section of officers and soldiers, attached to the Army Buddhist Association with the coordination of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), paid homage to the memory of Arhat Mihindu Thero and his arrival in Sri Lanka on Poson Full Moon Poya Day during a colourful Bhakthi Gee (devotional songs) concert, held on Friday (15) evening at the Defence Services School auditorium. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.....

  • Micro Pistols & T-56 Weapons Found

    NORTH: TROOPS continued search and clear operations in the general areas of KILINOCHCHI, VISUAMADU, MURUSUMODDAI, IRANAMADU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Tuesday (25) and recovered eleven T-56 weapons, one thousand six hundred and two rounds of T-56 ammunition, four T-56 magazines, six anti personnel mines, six diesel barrels with diesel, four 120 mm mortar bombs, fourteen Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), thirty-four hand grenades, 30 kg of C-4 explosives, twenty 60 mm mortar bombs, one 60 mm mortar fuse, two hundred.....

  • New VIR Colonel of the Regiment Assumes Office

    The newly-appointed Colonel of the Regiment, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Major General N.A.J.C. Dias assumed office on Thursday (12) during a brief religious ceremony.  Major General N.A.J.C. Dias is also the Adjutant General of the Army Headquarters. Upon arrival at the VIR Regimental Headquarters at Boyagane, Kurunegala, the new Colonel of the Regiment was greeted to a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour at the premises.
  • Int' Children's Day Marked in Kilinochchi

    Two elaborate events in connection with the International Children’s Day got underway at Nelum Piyasa and Harmony Centre at Kilinochchi on Wednesday (1) on the theme ‘Protect Us with Love’. Fun-filled and merry-making activities, games and variety entertainments that were staged by more than 800 school students from the area in both these places dominated the events, attended by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).
  • Senior NCOs Training Programme Held

    Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) serving as Regimental Sergeants Major (RSM) and their equals at formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), attended a two-day training programme on Friday(18) & Saturday(19) at Thalsevana Holiday Resort, Kankasanthurai.