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  • 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.....

  • Tri-Service Guard of Honour Greets Visiting PRC Air Chief Marshal

    The visiting Air Chief Marshal Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China was accorded a tri-service Guard of Honour at Ministry of Defence and Urban Development grounds Friday (16) afternoon. The high level military......
  • On Commander's Instructions, SFHQ - C Holds Workshop to Screen Welfare Needs of Army Retirees & the Disables

    With the singular intention of looking into the grievances or requirements of retired / disabled Army personnel, confined home or still serving at respective Army formations with own disability, the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), on specific directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, organized an interactive workshop for them on welfare matters for.....
  • Major General S. Udumalagala Assumes Office as New Commander SFHQ-East

    MAJOR GENERAL S. Udumalagala took over duties as the new Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) on Thursday (11) morning after a brief ceremony that included both religious and military traditions. The new Security Forces Commander, East was accorded a guard turnout plus a Guard of Honour by soldiers at SFHQ-E on his arrival at the premises.His predecessor, Major General J.C. Rambukpotha is to take over as the new Master General Ordinance (MGO) at Army Headquarters.

  • Commander Visits Vadamarachchi, Reviews Commitment of Troops

    The Commander of the Army during his tour to Jaffna visited Task Force 7 and 55 Division in Iyyakachchi area Sunday (3) to review the progress and the well-being of the soldiers in those areas. On arrival, the Commander was accorded a Guard Turnout by the soldiers at the entrance to the Task Force 7. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya unveiled a plaque and planted a tree sapling in the Task Force 7 camp premises to mark his visit.

  • Troops Pocket Out Own Money to Buy Books for Kids

    Troops attached to 10 Sri Lanka National Guard (10 SLNG) at Sambavalai under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) bought school books and educational accessories for kids at two pre schools in Ketpeli and Palavi in connection with International Children’s Day. A total of 48 kids learning at Ketpeli Ambal pre-school and Palavi Kalaivanai pre-school were the beneficiaries of this donation made by troops using their own money. Before the donation was made.....
  • New Air Force Chief Arrives at Army Headquarters

    The newly-appointed Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, paid his first formal visit to the Army Headquarters to call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army Tuesday (30) morning. A formal Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by troops of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) at the Ministry of Defence grounds greeted the guest who inspected......

  • Army Ruggerites Beat Havelocks

    SATURDAY (5) evening's Division 1 Inter-club Rugby match between the Sri Lanka Army and the Havelocks saw Sri Lanka Army beating its rival by points 31-12.  The match graced by Army Chief of Staff Major General Daya Rathnayake took place at Army Grounds, Colombo. 

  • Army Benevolent Fund Directorate Website Launched

    Directorate of Army Benevolent Fund, responsible for additional welfare of Army personnel launched its maiden website, www.army.lk/dabf on January (1) morning during a simple ceremony at the Directorate premises at Panagoda.

  • Army Supports Educational Seminars

    A workshop, organized for students sitting government exams as well as a training programme on the use of new mathematical accessories and aids for both teachers and students with the support of ‘Plan Sri Lanka’ organization, got underway during July 7-10 at Mullaittivu Maha Vidyalayam and Puthukkuddiyiruppu Maha Vidyalayam separately.