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  • 'Poojaniyai Oba' Pays Tribute to Parents of Fallen War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) – initiated ‘Poojaniyai Oba - Mau Piya Upahara’ felicitation ceremony that paid tribute to a cross-section of the parents of fallen War Heroes of the Army, took place at Colombo Tower Hall Thursday (31) morning.
  • Epitome of Military Heroism - Appreciation on Late Lt Gen P.Kulatunga

    He was of the mould of the ‘Desert Fox’ - General Erwin Rommel, one of Adolf Hitler’s two famous military Generals along with Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in World War II; bold, dashing and handsome, relentless in combat, magnanimous in victory and gracious to his vanquished enemies. For, slain Lieutenant General Parami Sugandika Bandara Kulatunga, VSV, RSP, USP, PBP, DPS, USAWC, GW, Sri Lanka Army’s former Deputy Chief of Staff and third most senior military General at the time of his assassination and whose fifth death anniversary fell yesterday (26)
  • Armed Forces to Protect Public Properties -“ Brigadier Nanayakkara

    THE THREE armed forces together with the Police have been instructed by the relevant authorities to be deployed in vital public places as state intelligence have received information where certain groups attached to various political parties are trying to damage public property, especially the threat is on the ‘fly overs’, military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

  • All Ethnicities Join Hands to Mark Independence Day in Kantale

    222 Brigade Headquarters in Jayanthipura, Kantale area under 22 Division carried out a series of sport tournaments and other community-oriented projects in connection with the recent 64th National Independence Day. A cricket tournament in Ichchalanpattu Divisional Secretariat area, a handball tournament in the same area, a blood donation campaign and a grand prize and certificate awarding ceremony were included in the Independence Day commemorative arrangements.
  • KDU Enters into Historic MoU for Medical Officer Training

    GENERAL Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) marked another milestone in its history of twenty-eight years of lifespan today (2) when it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Ruhuna for training of its tri-service military medical students for the MBBS degree. The first batch of twenty-five KDU medical cadets are to enrol to the University of Ruhuna shortly to undergo training at its Faculty of Medicine until the infrastructure for medical training is ready at the KDU. 

  • 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...
  • Bangladesh's Army Chief General Mubeen Arrives in Colombo

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen ndc psc, Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday (23) early morning on a five-day goodwill visit. Beating of Magul Bera (auspicious drums) and a traditional ceremonial reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, greeted the visiting Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen and the delegation....

  • 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.....