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  • CDS Visits Army Commander at AHQ

    IN KEEPING with military traditions, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sarath Fonseka Thursday (23) morning paid a courtesy call on the new Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office in the Army Headquarters. The visit, seen also as a gesture of goodwill and understanding was the first of such nature after the new CDS assumed duties early this week. The visiting CDS was received at the main entrance.....

  • Sri Lanka’s Success Story on Rehabilitation

    Sri Lanka’s success in rehabilitating former terrorists would make it the best model for other countries which face similar conflicts and also in the rehabilitation of ex-cadre, said the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, he said “Nearly 11,000 ex-tigers are back with their families and living peacefully.
  • 200 More Bicycles Given to Civilians Free

    With a view to giving helping hand to revive their living standards, Army troops recently organized the distribution of some 200 push-bicycles among 200 families in the Thirumurukkandi Grama Seva sector under the 3 Task Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi. Donors of the push-bicycles, ‘Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’ (Foundation of Goodness), headed by Mr Kusil Gunawardane, Trustee attended the distribution ceremony.
  • National War Hero Commemorative Month Begins

    The ‘National War Hero Commemoration Month’ (Jathika Ranaviru Semarum Masaya), the one-month long fitting tribute to the memory and recognition of invaluable services of War Heroes to the Nation, begins on Wednesday (8) with the pinning of the first ‘Ranaviru Upahara’ flag on HE the President, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces at......
  • KDU's Two-Day International Symposium Inaugurated

    In the immediate aftermath of the Army-organized year's mega international parley, 'Defence Seminar 2014, the two-day International Symposium – 2014 of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the theme ‘Expanding Developmental Horizons through.....

  • SAARC Armed Force Officers on Goodwill Tour Meet Commander

    Six Officers and 38 Cadet Officers of the Military Forces in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, currently on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office Monday (15) evening.  Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....

  • Army to Scale Down its Presence with Planned Structural Reforms- Commander

    Sri Lanka Army is now completely ready for far-reaching reforms in its structural composition vis-à-vis ground realities, security and needs of island-wide ongoing development projects, so said Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army when he addressed troops serving Wellawaya-based 5 Gemunu Watch (GW) Battalion Headquarters Thursday (1) morning.
  • Two-Year Old Army School of Logistics Gets New Wings

    The auspicious opening of the new state-of-the-art dormitory for middle-grade student officers at the two-year old Army School of Logistics (ASL) at Trincomalee took place this morning (31) during a simple ceremony, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. A platoon of the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR)......

  • SLLI’s Record ‘Paabala Melaa’ Ends with Huge Success

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) pet fund-raising project, ‘Paabala Melaa’ that stupefied Hikkaduwa denizens for continuous five days with mega entertaining features, drew to a close on Monday (23), followed by a mammoth musical extravaganza that dragged into late small hours. Stunningly successful mega Carnival plus the Trade Fair that met with huge success .............
  • Indian Army Southern Command Holds Formal Talks with Army Commander

    Indian Army’s General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Southern Army Command, Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, currently in Sri Lanka with a three-member delegation, called on Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at Sri Lanka Army Headquarters Wednesday (19) evening.