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  • Army Chief warns Ex-Army Personnel Against Abusing Uniform

    Army Chief Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake yesterday (9) said that the ex-army personnel contesting the forthcoming Provincial Council polls for Southern and Western Provinces shouldn’t wear uniform of any type under any circumstances. Anyone abusing the uniform should be prepared to face the consequences, Lt. Gen. Ratnayake said. Lt. Gen. Ratnayake insisted that the Military Police would take necessary action to prevent ex-personnel from using the uniform for political purposes.

  • 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.
  • Defence Secretary Meets East-based Security Forces & Gives Away Proficiency Certificates to Ex-LTTE Combatants

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accompanied by military chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) paid a visit to the East Thursday (10) morning and spoke to a large gathering of Tri-service and Police personnel serving there. Mr Rajapaksa, as one more important item of the day’s itinerary also met former LTTE combatants, now almost completely rehabilitated at Senapura Rehabilitation Centre.....

  • 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.....
  • More Claymores Among Tuesday's Recoveries

    NORTH: ARMY TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of  PERIYATHAMPANAI, SINNA PANDIPARICHCHAN, SUGANDIPURAM, DEVAPURAM IRAMNAMADU, ADAMPAN, MULLAYAVELI and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU recovered one hundred and sixty-eight anti personnel mines, seven 60 mm mortar bombs, six 120 mm mortar bombs, thirty-four 81 mm mortar bombs, eleven Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), two hundred and sixty RPG propellers, fifty 81 mm mortar chargers, one claymore mine weighing about 2.5 kg, five claymore mines of 1 kg each, three hundred and seven 81 mm Para bombs, four hundred and sixty rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, 750 lt of kerosene, 53 kg of C-4 explosives, twenty-eight unidentified chemical bottles of 3 liters each ......

  • Officers & Soldiers Enjoy New Year Festival

    Officers and soldiers serving the 62 Division in the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), giving pride of place to traditional folk games, associated with the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year, held a New Year festival at the 62 Division Headquarters premises on May 1. Various fun-making games such as fancy dress, musical chairs, grease pole climbing.........

  • Army Weight-Lifters Win All-Island Championship

    Sri Lanka Army weight-lifters won the overall National Championship (men’s) at the recent All-Island Shakthi Weight-Lifting Tournament, held at Wadduwa Vijaya Kumarathunga auditorium, beating eight more rival teams.  Accordingly, Sri Lanka Army participants in (59 kg), (66 kg), (74 kg) and (120 + kg) secured 4 Gold medals, making 5 new National Records.
  • 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.....
  • Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka's Army Chief in Bangladesh

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, now in Bangladesh at the invitation of his counterpart in the Bangladesh Army, paid courtesy calls on Bangladesh’s Chief of Navy Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at their separate Headquarters in the Senakunja Station Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment.
  • 'Old Anandians' with Army Members Join 'Katina Pinkama'

    Soldiers serving 9 Battalion of Gajaba Regiment of 622 Brigade under 62 Division, with the co-operation of ‘Old Anandians – 82’ group of the Colombo Ananda College, organized the ‘Katina Cheewara Pooja Pinkama’ of Kiriibbanwewa Sri Dharma Pranntharama temple at Vavuniya on Sunday (20). General Officer Commanding 62 Division......