Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

News Archive

  • Redesigned 'Ranaviruwa' Copy Presented to Commander

    Ranaviruwa,’ the monthly magazine of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations which represents the entire organization recently, received a boost when the Commander of the Army, instructed its editors to redesign its outlook and increase the number of colour pages, giving more space for soldiers’ roles for the sake of the country. Brigadier B. H.M. A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations, recently met......
  • Distribution of Clothes & Stationeries among Low Income Families

    Mr. Ranesh Hadhunetti from MAS Holdings and Mr. Cormon Thenuwara from S & D International Group on Monday (24) distributed stationeries and clothes among 03 low income families of Mulankavil area.The donation was extended by on the directions given by the Commander 651 Brigade, 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR).

  • Bill to Appoint Chief of Defence Staff

    PRIME MINISTER Ratnasiri Wickramanayake yesterday presented a Bill to Parliament to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall be responsible for the coordination of activities between the Armed Forces and the Defence Ministry and for the establishment of the Committee of the CDS. The President will appoint the CDS from among the persons presently serving as the Army Commander, the Navy Commander or the Air Force Commander as the case may be, the Bill said.

  • Lankans in UK Demonstrate Over Channel 4 Footage

    NEARLY 150 UK residents of Sri Lankan origin demonstrated opposite London's Channel 4 television broadcasting station calling it a bogus news service. They had placards which said "Channel 4 now say Sorry", "Miller means twisted stories", "Channel four broadcasts shameful lies", "How could we believe Channel 4 anymore?", "Channel 4 scoops are fantasy dramas" and "Channel 4, hands off Sri Lanka."

  • Bogaswewa Civilians Assured Better Living Conditions

    Distribution of wheelchairs and pairs of crutches, push bicycles, coconut seedlings, fishing nets, mosquito nets, cement bags, corrugated tin sheets, opening of nursing quarters and two new Buddhist places of worship, foundation stone-laying for community projects, inauguration of electrification schemes and a few other social development schemes, meant for Bogaswewa resettled people in Vavuniya....
  • '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......
  • Number of IDPs Reaching Cleared Areas Keeps Increasing

    WANNI: TWO thousand six hundred and three (2603) more civilians reached government controlled areas during Friday (24) increasing the number of civilians rescued by the Army since 20th April to 109,320. In the meantime, troops continued their advance during Friday (24), in search of Tiger leaders hiding in the remaining land patch of the ‘No Fire Zone’ amidst heavy resistance from LTTE terrorists.

  • Joint Military Exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' Between Special Forces Of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army to Begin At Uva-Kudaoya

    Elevating existing relations to new heights and marking the start of a new era of neighbourly understanding and close cooperation between both organizations, a contingent of 42 Indian Army Special Force troops, is to launch the training ‘Exercise - Mithra Shakthi’ at Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS), beginning Monday (3), together with a corresponding Sri Lankan contingent of Special Forces and Commandos, along with Navy and Air Force personnel.
  • Army's Rajarata 'Searchlight Tattoo' Ends with Unprecedented Motorbike Stunts

    The three-day long Rajarata ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ of the Army ended on Sunday (21) at Anuradhapura in a triumphant note, creating a new Sri Lankan record in the sphere of motorbike stunts. An estimated packed crowd of about 15,000 each day witnessed the mammoth display of the assortment of undisputed skills, gallantry and acrobatics that were on the.....
  • National Independence Day Salutes Mother Sri Lanka, Now on the Path of Speedy Development

    The 64th National Independence Day ceremony that re-affirmed the commitment for strengthening of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, development and peaceful co-existence, took place Friday (4th February) morning at Anuradhapura with pomp and pageantry. The annual national spectacle, held for the second time in the sacred ancient capital of Anuradhapura was dignified by the presence of His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the First Lady.......