Sri Lanka Army

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  • Outgoing Navy Chief Calls on Commander of the Army

    The outgoing Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake Friday (21) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters. A drive-past Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour greeted him upon his arrival at the Headquarters premises before he was welcomed at the entrance to the Commander’s Secretariat at Army Headquarters.
  • Netherlands' Envoy Calls on Commander

    Ambassador for Netherlands, Mr Louis Piet on Friday (29) morning, together with Defence Attache, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office, Army Headquarters. During their cordial meeting, they exchanged views on mutual matters of interest and focused on relations that have been maintained between both countries.
  • SLAC Begins Anniversary Events Paying Floral Tributes to Departed Comrades

    The forerunner to the forthcoming 56th Anniversary and the Regimental Day (December 15) ceremonies of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), one of the pioneering and reputed Regiments in the Army, began on Friday (02) evening with offer of floral tributes and a religious ceremony at the SLAC Regimental Headquarters, Rock House, Muttwal. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, himself a notable figure to be reckoned with in the SLAC, together with Mrs Laly Kobbekaduwa, the widow of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa.....
  • Half of Sri Lankan Arrivals have Ties to Tigers

    AS many as half of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia are suspected of being former fighters, operatives or supporters of the Tamil Tigers. The Tigers have been designated a terrorist organisation in many countries but not in Australia. Sri Lankan officials estimate that between 25 and 50 per cent of Tamils fleeing to Australia have connections to the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

  • Troops Erect Two Pre-school Buildings & Wells

    Two pre-school buildings and two common wells, constructed by the troops of 11 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) serving 563 Brigade area in Kelebogaswewa village, Vavuniya under 56 Division, were handed over to the public on Saturday (7). Ven Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera, Patron ‘Thawalama’ project and the Buddhist Association in the UK.....
  • One More English Course Completed

    31 more other ranks who completed a 2-month long English course at the Security Force Headquarters- Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) received certificates in their closing ceremony on Saturday (27) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Sapper K. Buddika Thushara, 9 Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), Corporal B.D.L Jayarathna.....

  • Well-Furnished & Equipped New Community Centre Opened in Muttiyankattu

    Sri Lanka Army troops serving the 64 Division under the Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) assisted and facilitated the construction of a new Community Centre at Mutiyankattu, Mullaittivu. ‘Millennium Information Technology’ (MIT) and HABITAT sponsored the construction and the supply of a stock of electronic equipment, furniture, electric appliances, cutlery, glassware and a computer to the new Community Centre.
  • Wakare 233 Brigade Celebrates Sinhala And Tamil New Year

    In a view of enhancing the mutual understanding and inter relationship between the soldiers and the civilians, 233 Brigade under 23 Division in Wakare along with the assistance of Dialog Axiata Plc Batticaloa branch, organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals on Friday (19). Festivities included both Sinhala and Tamil Traditional games and many more fun making events followed by a  Mega Musical Show backed by 3rd Sri Lanka National Guard (3 SLNG) Beat Group.....
  • SFHQ-E Troops Conduct More Community Services

    Troops of the 221 and the 222 Brigades under the 22 Division of Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community programmes including drinking water distribution and awareness programme for the benefit of villagers in the SFHQ-E area in the past weekend. 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) distributed 240 water bottles of 5 liter among 40 drought affected families in.......
  • Old Dharmasokians Appreciate Commander's Role

    PAST Pupils' Association in Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College paid their tribute to General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army, himself a distinguished and an outstanding old product of the college for his contribution to the successful elimination of the LTTE terrorism that lasted for over 30 years.