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    (Press Release )

    IT has been brought to the notice of the defence authorities that certain pro-LTTE and anti-Security Forces websites continue to burn the midnight oil by way of publishing various concocted stories, replete with hypotheses and utterly false fabricated stories. The latest were a series of purposely planted such stories and emails being published in a website called “Sri Lanka Guardian”, in which a new version to the consequences that led to Prabhakaran’s death has been concocted......

  • 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.....

  • Army Establishes Its New Directorate for Agriculture and Livestock

    The Army, attaching equal importance to the government’s ongoing national campaign for self-sufficiency in essential vegetables, dairy products and grain varieties, established a separate Directorate for Agriculture and Livestock within the establishment. The new Directorate, established on......

  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • 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.....

  • Our Present Day Roles & Tasks are More Admired - Commander

    Recapitulating all what the Army has been doing since he took office after humanitarian operations brought about the culmination of terrorism, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Tuesday (17) spelt out the series of progressive projects that had so far been undertaken and successfully performed.
  • Army Donates a New House to a Disable Widow With Five Children

    Army troops serving at Ariyalai donated a newly constructed house to Mrs. Sivakumar Ranjithamalar, a disable widow mother with five children of Anantha Vadil road, Ariyalai who was living in a shanty-type small hut. Civil Affairs Office of 512 Brigade on hearing her miserable life in the temporary house with five children whose father has died off a heart attack some time back has made arrangements to construct a permanent house for the family.
  • 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 .............