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  • Sergeant Seekkuge Prasanna, Army's Second Test Cricketer Makes His Debut

    The Army’s one of the newest hopefuls in cricketing, Sergeant Seekkuge Prasanna of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps joined his debut test in the ongoing test series with Australia at Pallekele on Thursday (8) to be the second Army player in test cricket after 2/Lieutenant Ajantha Mendis. Lance Corporal Seekkuge Prasanna was promoted to the rank of Sergeant a few days ago by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in recognition of his cricketing talents after his participation in the recent London  ‘A’ team tour. Seekkuge Prasanna worked his way up through the ranks by bowling leg-breaks and broke into the Sri Lanka Army team in 2006 as a 21-year-old cricketer.

  • Army Retirees Begin Underwater Welding Course

    The inaugural Underwater Welding Course, organized by the Ocean University of Sri Lanka (OCU), designed for Army personnel expecting to go on retirement after 22 years of service, got underway during a simple ceremony, held in late February at the OCU premises at Tangalle. A total of 29 Army personnel, slated to retire from the Army, joined the 45 day-long course, following arrangements made by the Army’s.....
  • 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.
  • Visiting Commander Calls on Indian Service Chiefs in New Delhi

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, now in New Delhi to attend several military ceremonies at the invitation of his counterpart in the Indian Army, on Tuesday (6) paid courtesy calls on Indian tri-service Chiefs and Deputies. The four star General V.K Singh, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, the visiting Sri Lankan counterpart’s host warmly welcomed the visiting Commander at his office and exchanged views on bilateral matters of military importance to .....
  • SF Commander's Intervention Saves Little Daughter's Precious Life

    In response to a personal and timely intervention of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), the life of D.G.N.N. Kumari (4 years) was miraculously saved in a major surgery at the Asiri Surgical Hospital after she was diagnosed, having a heart with two large holes a few weeks ago.
  • Governor Reunites Family

    NORTHERN Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri took immediate steps to reunite a 1 1/2 year old baby girl Mythili and her nine year old brother Subashwaran with their parents at the Cheddikulam Welfare Camp for the displaced people in Vavuniya. These two kids were found left alone at the Chavakachcheri General Hospital. Mythili was sent to this hospital as she needed medical treatment when her family and many more people were rescued by the Sri Lanka Army from the clutches of the LTTE during the humanitarian operation, a few month ago.

  • Defence Secretary Meets East-based Security Forces & Gives Away Proficiency Certificates to Ex-LTTE Combatants

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accompanied by military chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) paid a visit to the East Thursday (10) morning and spoke to a large gathering of Tri-service and Police personnel serving there. Mr Rajapaksa, as one more important item of the day’s itinerary also met former LTTE combatants, now almost completely rehabilitated at Senapura Rehabilitation Centre.....

  • President Attending Diyatalawa Workshop Warmly Received

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) premises to attend the government’s annual parliamentary group workshop in the weekend, was warmly received by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Friday (2) afternoon.