Sri Lanka Army

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  • SFHQ-East Conducts Social Activities

    Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) carried out several collective projects, including Shramadana campaigns, lunch packet distribution and performances for the benefit of inhabitants in the area. Troops of 16 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery serving under the 232 Brigade and the 23 Division recently, distributed...... 
  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN and SFHQ-Jaffna

    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) relations in respective Kilinochchi and Jaffna areas.  Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN presented her with.....
  • SFHQ Wanni Greets the New Year

    DAWN of the New Year 2010 was marked at Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) during a simple ceremony on 01st January morning on the directions of the Wanni Commander Major General Kamal Gunaratne. The chief guest on the occasion, Brigadier M.A.M Dias hoisted the National Flag and inaugurated the event. Recital of National anthem and Army song followed as troops stood in attention. Reading of the service oath afterwards added a new flavour to the occasion. The New Year message of the Commander was also read out by the chief guest. The proceedings ended after a tea party. 

  • Advancing Troops Capture One More Terrorist Earth Bund & Weapons

    MULLAITTIVU & EAST: TROOPS, engaged in the final phase of the battle to eliminate LTTE terrorism confronted terrorists in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU area and captured another earth bund built by the terrorists in KARIYAMULLIVIKAI on Friday (27).  In search operations that followed, six dead bodies of terrorists,  seven T - 56 weapons , three communication sets, one mortar, one General Purpose  Machine Gun (GPMG), one motor cycle, one boat , one 60 mm mortar base plate and four hand grenades were recovered by the troops from those areas.

  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'

    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala.........
  • Military Tells Other Countries to Follow Malaysia's Example

    Terrorism could be wiped out from the face of the earth if all countries emulated Malaysia’s example and cooperated for that purpose, Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told the media yesterday (28). He thanked Malaysia for arresting the LTTE cadres operating on its soil. The military spokesman requested other countries to help Sri Lanka arrest LTTE cadres.
  • Army Ruggerites Defeat CH & FC

    Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team clinched the victory over CH & FC Sports Club Rugby team by scoring 17 points during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby Tournament - 2014, held at Royal College grounds on Sunday (16). At the first half, Army secured 10 points against 9 of their rivals. However, at the end of the game......
  • CTS Invokes Blessings on the Army

    THE STAFF at Ampara Combat Training School (CTS), on the instructions of its Commandant recently conducted a day of religious observances in order to invoke blessings on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, all members of the Army and the country.

  • SRIBAT in Haiti Comes In for Praise

    The 15th Sri Lankan Battalion (SRIBAT) currently serving the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is composed of the soldiers of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) and other support service regiments of the Army, Navy and Air Force and has been entrusted to provide security to over 3035 km2 in coastal and semi-mountainous areas.
  • No Way for Prabha to Escape from Lanka

    RAMESHWARAM, Tamil Nadu, Friday (IANS) LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran could not have escaped from Sri Lanka, an Indian Coast Guard official said here yesterday. “There is no way that Mr. Prabhakaran or his aides could have escaped from Sri Lanka in a submarine or otherwise because the attempt would have been clearly spotted on our land-based and offshore radars,” Coast Guard Commanding Officer S. Janarthanam told reporters at this minor port town on the southeast coast lying 600 km south of state capital Chennai.