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  • 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’.
  • Pakistan's NDU Delegation at Army Headquarters Learns More about Army Contribution to Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    A 21-member delegation of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour, arrived at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (22) afternoon. A representative group of members of the delegation, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office after all the delegates were welcomed on arrival at the Army Headquarters premises.
  • Third New Ranaviru IT Institute Opened as Army Enters New Technical Vistas

    Sri Lanka Army, entering further into the domain of Information Technology (IT) is to be networked shortly, so said Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army when he opened the newly established “Ranaviru IT Training Institute” in Kandy on Tuesday (14), following a direction given by the Commander, himself. The new “Ranaviru IT Training Institute”, established by the Army IT Directorate, headed by Major General S.A.P.P. Samarasinghe.....

  • SLEME War Heroes' Children Show their Colours

    “Viru Daru Vivida Prasangaya”, a children’s variety show organized by Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) to display skills of their own kids was held Saturday (24) evening at the Royal College auditorium, Colombo.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, the President, Seva Vanitha Branch, Ministry of Defence. She was received on her arrival by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, the President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch.

  • Archaeologists Find Buddhist Ruins in Kilinochchi

    Archaeologists in the Northern Province have affirmed that the ruins recovered from Shivanagar, Uriththirapuram in Kilinochchi, containing slates, stacks of ancient bricks, Sri Paada symbols, etc, belong to the historic Polonnaruwa era. 20 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the 662 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) came across the site lying in their area of responsibility.....
  • Jaffna-Based Troops Distribute Gifts Among Children

    Troops of the 553 Brigade under the 55 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) celebrated the dawn of the New Year with villagers of Vettilaikerny, Aliyavalai and Udaththurai on Thursday (1). Soldiers walked from door to door conveying their best wishes of the New Year and distributed toys among small children.
  • Three Senior Officers to Leave for Haiti to Investigate Into Soldier's Alleged Misconduct

    On the directions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, three senior officers of the Army, appointed to the Court of Inquiry (CoI), convened to investigate an alleged molestation attempt on a Haitian woman by a member of the Sri Lankan contingent, serving the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH) in Leogane, are to leave for Haiti shortly for extensive inquiries. 
  • Thousands of Tigers in Welfare Centres -“ Maj.Gen. Daya Ratnayake

    THE newly appointed Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Daya Ratnayake said that several thousand LTTE cadres could be still among nearly 300,000 civilians accommodated at welfare centres in the north. Addressing a press conference at the Information Department, Ratnayake said that once the Police and the Army had completed the ongoing screening process the numbers of LTTE cadres in government custody could go up as high as 20,000. The serving officer said that though as of yesterday (30) there had been 9796 men and women held at 12 detention centres in the Vavuniya region, this figure could go beyond 15,000.

  • New SLSR Major General Saluted at Ambepussa Headquarters

    A formal military ceremony at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Regimental Headquarters at Ambepussa on Saturday (4), greeted Brigadier M.A.M Dias upon his recent promotion to the rank of Major General. A parade at the SLSR Headquarters greeted the newly-promoted Major General M.A.M Dias on arrival at the premises.