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  • More Training Programmes for Army Retirees

    The Non Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS), Kalaoya concluded one more training programme, based on ‘Spiritual Bio-dynamic Traditional Agriculture’ for officers and other ranks who will shortly retire from the service with the support of the ‘Sanasa Nature Farm’ (Sobadaham Govipala) at Ukuwela on Monday (3). 17 Army personnel followed this 4-month long course, intended to further enhance their knowledge on farming and earn an additional income upon retirement. Award of certificates to those Army personnel upon successful completion of their training took place during a ceremony on Monday (3) held at NCOTS main Auditorium, Kalaoya.
  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Recuperating War Heroes

    COMMANDER OF THE ARMY Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in the company of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), accompanied by several senior members of the SVAB visited War Heroes who were injured during the victorious humanitarian operations, but still under medical treatment at Military Hospital, Colombo this morning (24). This is the first visit of Lieutenant General Jayasuriya to the Military Hospital after he assumed duties as Commander of the Army. During the visit, Army Commander shared a couple of views with War Heroes in hospital and every one of them was given a gift parcel containing fruits and chocolates.  Lieutenant General Jayasuriya also made specific inquiries into the facilities at the hospital, provided to the patients and other necessary improvements need to be done to the hospital in the future.  

  • Stage Set for 63rd National Independence Day & 'Deyata Kirula'

    As elaborate arrangements in connection with the 63rd National Independence Day (February 4), themed ‘Protect the Rebuilt Nation’ at Kandasurindugama, Kataragama, are being finalized, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Tuesday (1), took time off to inspect the rehearsal of the Army parade and the Guard of Honour at Kataragama Gam Udawa grounds. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya....

  • Rehabilitated LTTE Families Offered Incentives

    In what could be considered  as another community project, troops of the 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) and 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) jointly organized the distribution of farming utilities among needy Ichchalanpattu farmers, following sponsorship given by Mr. Upul Padmalal, a businessman in Australia.The distribution ceremony at Sampaha Maha Vidyalaya, Echchalanpattu on Wednesday (8) saw 4 cattle, 2 sewing machines.....
  • Army-Run 'Ranaviru' Apparels to Reach International Markets Soon

    Sri Lanka Army’s Ranaviru Apparel industries at Yakkala and Alawwa, run purely by disable Army personnel are to be upgraded and brought in line with international standards after quality of the products is raised under a new modernization programme.....
  • With Renewed Glimmers of New Hopes Curtains Come Down on 'Army Para Games - 2013'

    Unswerving moral courage and insatiable aptitude for multiple athletic skills of some 845 differently able Army War Heroes of our times who showcased their talents in the 16th “Sri Lanka Army Para Games – 2013”, reached a climax on Thursday (26) evening when selected athletes in the 4-month long tournament, vied for supremacy, amid huge enthusiasm and excitement at the Sugathadasa Stadium.
  • Personal Rivalry Leads to Explosion

    KURUNEGALA: AN explosion was reported from UDAWALPOLA area in KURUNEGALA this morning around 6.45 a.m. According to available information, the explosion has occurred inside a vehicle transporting students to schools in KURINEGALA town. At least twelve students, eight girls and four boys have sustained minor injuries in the incident that took place closer to NISSANKA Vidyalaya on UDAWALPOLA road. The explosion inside the vehicle occurred as it was getting ready to move.

  • Army Disable War Heroes to Compete in World Volley Ball Tournament

    Twelve disable War Heroes of the Army are to participate in the World Championship Volley Ball Tournament, scheduled to be held in Cambodia between July 20 - 30. This is the first time a volley ball team from Sri Lanka has been selected to attend a World Championship Tournament, held overseas. Slovakia, Laos, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Germany, India, Malaysia, Egypt, China, Thailand and Australia are also to be represented in the tournament.
  • Defence Services Games - 2012 Ends With New Records & Hopes

    The closing ceremony and presentation of awards to the winners of the Defence Services Games 2012 took place Wednesday (5) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo with President’s Secretary Mr. Lalith Weerathunga, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.The final ceremony had all the hallmarks of a cultural pageant and a show of sports talents as musical bands and dancers of tri-services.......