Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • New Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter & Anunayake Theros Invoke Blessings on the Army


    Sri Lanka Army is the main organization that provides security to the country and defends the Nation, braving the threats posed to their own lives and its services cannot be undermined under any circumstances. Therefore all should work together for the greater benefit of the Nation as true patriots of the country, so said Most Ven. Rajakeeya Panditha Galagama Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda Aththadassi Thero, the newly appointed Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter when the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, paid obeisance and called on the former’s monastery at Asgiriya, Kandy Friday (24) morning.
  • President Opens New Building Complex at Defence Services College

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (26), joining the 5th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka’s one and only Defence Services College (DSC) for children of War Heroes during a brief ceremony, gifted one more new five-storeyed building to its  students for further expansion of their studies. The DSC, founded in 2007 for the benefit of children of tri-service and Police families, on a concept mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development......
  • 9 SLNG troops Donate Water Pumping Scheme to Inuvil School

    9 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops serving Inuvil area in Jaffna with the support of donors from the South recently installed a water pumping scheme in the Puthumadam Roman Catholic Primary School premises as a token of goodwill and understanding. Hundreds of school children before the installation of the water pump used to quench their thirst drawing water from a deep well in the compound.
  • Independence Celebrations at Rehabilitation Centres

    TWO of the Rehabilitation Centres in Vavuniya for former LTTE combatants celebrated Independence Day in their own fashion on February 4. At Poorthottam, where there are a couple of hundred former child soldiers, there was a flag hoisting ceremony, which included the release of a dove, and speeches in both Tamil and Sinhala.This was followed by a well rehearsed drill display.

  • Sri Lanka's Defenders Mark Their Army Day & 60th Anniversary

    SRI LANKA Army, the renowned “Defenders of the Nation” which has triumphantly accomplished a record multiplicity of tasks in its sixty years of survival as a distinguished and admirable force to reckon with, marked its 60th Anniversary cum Army Day (Oct 10th) today during a colourful parade and other important features. Commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Army, an anniversary made exceptionally significant comes in the wake of an unparalleled period of our history that saw elimination of the most ruthless terror outfit which caused irreparable losses, mayhem and carnage during the past thirty years of our contemporary times. 

  • East-Based Troops Launch Multiple Public Projects

    Shramadana (self-help) campaigns, organized in Lahugala, Panichchankerny, Pulipanchikal as well as awareness programmes for potential job seekers and vulnerable victims of human-elephant conflict in Thirukkovil, Dimbulagala and Yakkure areas during the past few days drew large crowds to work hand in hand with troops, serving the 232 Brigade, 242 Brigade and 233 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E).
  • Newly Constructed SLASC Facility Complex Opens at 61 Division

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) declared open the newly constructed Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) facility complex at 61 Division on Tuesday (30). Under the guidance of Brigadier D.M.W.W.W.M.R.B.M Dawulagala, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 61 Division, the building to provide supply and transport facilities was constructed.
  • New HQ Building of 5 (V) GR Opened

    The new headquarter building of the 5 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) was opened on Friday (18) during a ceremony, held at the 5 (V) GR premises. Major General A.P. De Z Wickramarathne, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. After reviewing the Guard Turnout, presented by the 5(V) GR troops, the Chief Guest ceremonially opened the office complex.
  • 61 Division Marks Its 4th Anniversary in Simple Ceremony

    The fourth anniversary of the 61 Division Headquarters of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), was marked with a few special programmes on Wednesday (30). At the commencement of the day’s programme, troops accorded a Guard Turn Out plus a Guard of Honour to......
  • Eastern Towns Celebrate Vesak

    THE COASTAL areas of the Ampara District celebrated Vesak on a grand scale after a lapse of three decades in a free and fair manner with the participation of Muslims, Tamils and Christians in the area. There was a hive of activity with a series of events in Akkaraipattu Army Camp which drew a large gathering of Tamils, Muslims and Christians. They helped the Army Personnel in organising the events.