Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • To Suit Future International Standards, The SLMA Should Be Upgraded - Commander

    The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya currently in Diyatalawa undertook a tour at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) premises on Monday (31) morning with the intention of exploring possibilities for further expanding and constructing the new SLMA wings to match with high international standards.
  • Visiting Sri Lanka's Army Chief Assured China's Continuing Support & Military Co-operation

    People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of People’s Republic of China (PRC) is prepared to provide Sri Lanka with any assistance whatsoever in case of any emergency, catastrophe or otherwise, so said General Lisng Guanglie, Minister of National Defence, PRC during a meeting held at the PLA General Headquarters on Thursday (7) with Sri Lanka’s Army Chief currently in Beijing. This is the first time in the Sri Lankan military history an incumbent Commander of the Army had the rare distinction of having a separate meeting with a.....
  • Former LTTE Child Combatants Turn Girl Guides & Boy Scouts

    INCREDIBLE, yet it is true and deserves our praise and blessings. Out of 198 LTTE child combatants receiving rehabilitation under Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR), Ministry of Justice & Law Reforms, a total of 40 boys and 38 girls were invested as Boys Scouts and Girl Guides during a recent ceremony while they still continue to receive school education at Ratmalana Hindu College. Those 38 girls and 40 boys of 14-16 years of age who had been conscripted or forcibly detained by LTTE terrorists before last year’s end of the War for Peace in Wanni, successfully completed basic training on scouting, as recommended and trained by Sri Lanka Scouts Association. 

  • SLA Service Corps Hockey Team Carries Championship for the First Time

    The Inter Regiment Hockey Championship – 2012, organized by the Sri Lanka Army Hockey Committee, chaired by Major General V.U.B Nanayakkara got underway during December 27 – 28 at Kotahena St Benedict’s College grounds. Six best teams, selected using league method included Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment...
  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....

    Flash !

    PRABHAKARAN’S SON CHARLES ANTHONY, Head of LTTE Peace Secretariat S. PULIDEVAN, Head of LTTE Political Wing and former LTTE Police Chief P. NADESAN and Head of LTTE Special Military Wing RAMESH have been killed during Sunday’s clashes in the final battle for liberation of the Tamil people, military intelligence confirmed a few minutes ago. CHARLES ANTHONY, the elder son of the terrorist leader V. PRABHAKARAN, was in charge of the Information Technology Division and the Air Wing of the LTTE.

  • Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Army Commander to Deliver Late General Deshamanya Dennis Perera Memorial Oration

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army has been invited to deliver Late General Deshamanya Dennis Perera Memorial Oration at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), organized by Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) on Monday (11) at 6.30 p.m. Late General J.E Dennis Perera, the former Commander of the Army passed away on August 11, 2013 in Colombo at the age of 83 after an illustrious military career, having joined the then Ceylon Army on October 10, 1949, the very date of its raising and also on his 19th birthday.
  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone

    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there. General Jayasuriya during his address to the troops gratefully acknowledged the support he received from the island-wide Headquarters.....

  • Ex-Servicemen's 'Remembrance Day' Ceremony Lays Wreaths at Cenotaph

    Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association organized ‘Remembrance Day’ and commemoration service took place at the Vihara Maha Devi Park War Memorial on Sunday (11) with the participation of a number of senior officers, both retired and still serving. Religious observances of all four major denominations, replete with chanting of stanzas, Bhagavad Githa and Upanishad and prayers of Islamic and Christian traditions, commenced soon after the two-minute silence plus playing of the ‘The Last Post’.