Sri Lanka Army

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  • Army Rugger Players Seal Victory

    Sri Lanka Army ruggerites in a convincing victory against Sri Lanka Air Force counterparts secured 60 points against 30 of their rivals and recorded a dominating win in the Army - Air Force rugby tussle at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium. At the second half burst saw Air Force entering in an aggressive manner with the first try point within....
  • Traffic Arrangements for Victory Day Rehearsals

    POLICE headquarters informs motorists that the Galle Face road will be closed for traffic from 6 am to 2 pm from May 13 to 19 in view of the parade rehearsals for the Victory Day celebrations to be held at Galle Face on May 20. Accordingly, all buses and heavy vehicles will be diverted from the Kollupitiya junction to proceed up to the Pittala junction from where they could turn left and proceed through Slave Island to Pettah. All light vehicles can proceed up to the Galle Face roundabout and proceed along Macan Markar road to Slave Island from where they could turn left and proceed to Pettah.

  • President Welcomes US clarification: State Department Exonerates Security Forces

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”

  • Jaffna & Mullaittivu Troops Mark 'Maha Shiva Rathri' with Elaborate Programmes

    Troops serving the 16 Gemunu Watch (GW) of 515 Brigade under Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), offered free meals and refreshments to over 1000 devotees who participated in the Theru festival, held during Feb 14 - 28 at Keeramalai Naguleshwaram Kovil in connection with the Maha Shiva Rathri festival......


  • Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa & Veterans Remembered

    One of the finest War Heroes in our contemporary history, late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa was remembered on 8th August by grateful fellow-military personnel and people of Sri Lanka as 23 years have passed since his untimely death. This year’s commemorative ceremonies and different meritorious activities as usual took place at Anuradhapura, Tanthirimale and elsewhere with the participation of........
  • JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance

    The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated one more ambulance to the Army during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (20). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the Japanese donors and Major General Sumeda Perera, Director General General Staff, on behalf of the Commander, arrived at the venue at Army Headquarters to a warm welcome.
  • Troops Support Rescue of Elephant in Well

    Sri Lanka Army’s 11 Field Engineers lent their machinery to the Wildlife Conservation Department at Vavuniya in order to rescue an elephant, fallen and trapped in a well dug for cultivation purposes in Muthiyankaddu village area in Mullaittivu. On being informed of the elephant’s fate, the 643 Brigade Commander serving the Security Force Headquarters..............
  • New Cafeteria for 54 Division Opened

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the invitation of Brigadier M.A.M Dias, General Officer Commanding 54 Division opened the new 54 Division cafeteria and donated a large stock of books to the 54 Division library during a simple ceremony on Friday (25).
  • UN Flag Handed Over to 12th UN Contingent of Sri Lanka Army Proceeding to Haiti

    THE PARADE to hand over the UN flag to the 12th contingent of Sri Lanka Army’s Peace-Keeping Force bound for Haiti on 30th June 2010 for a period of six months was held yesterday (Saturday 12) at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Headquarters in Ambepussa. The contingent comprising 749 soldiers is to be commanded by Colonel A.M.R  Dharmasiri while Lieutenant Colonel K Liyanage will function as the Second in Command.