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  • Army Troops Prevent Sea Water Seeping

    ARMY troops standing up to the immediate requirements rushed to the Hamilton Canal bay mouth at Dik Owita, Lunawa and started closing it to prevent sea water coming into land this afternoon. This bay mouth had to be opened a few days due to flood levels enabling the waters to flow into the sea.

  • Traditional Food Values to be Re-introduced at Army's First Exhibition of Culinary Arts & Skills

    All is set to open the first-ever grand Exhibition of Culinary Arts and Skills of Army personnel (Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014) in Nuwara Eliya, beginning April 15 when the area adorns festive garbs during the seasonal ‘Wasantha Udanaya’ in the coming week, announced Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), the chief organizer behind the initiation of the programme, on a conceptual......
  • Tri Service Commanders Join Sri Lanka's Inaugural 'CISM Day Run' For Service Personnel

    Sri Lanka’s first joint tri-service marathon run, organized under the aegis of Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), more widely known as ‘CISM Day Run,’ kicked off early this morning (19) at Colombo Independence Square, with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective tri service Commanders.
  • Military Formality Revived: SLA 'Guest Night' Raises a Toast to HE

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA),  the regiment honoured by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (23) by awarding President’s and Regimental Colours, had their formal ‘Guest Night’ and the banquet on Wednesday (24) evening at Hotel Hilton Colombo. The historic and momentous formality the Army has inherited from the times of the colonial days, assumed greater significance and dignity this evening (24) when the Commander-in-Chief......

  • New Korean Ambassador Greets Commander

    Colombo-based new Ambassador for Republic of Korea Mr Chang Won-sam, showing his goodwill towards the Sri Lanka Army, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (17) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.
  • Matara Vesak Zone Organizers Invite Commander for Opening

    The annual Vesak zone at Matara Sanath Jayasuriya public play ground was opened Wednesday (9) evening for the 5th consecutive day, amidst religious rites and rituals. At the invitation of the organizers, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....
  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of the world’s oldest gun as a souvenir of goodwill, excellent relations and close cooperation that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka Seeks to Dismantle Tigers' Global Network

    SRI LANKA appealed for support in dismantling the Tamil Tigers' international support network after declaring victory over the rebels following the decades-long conflict. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told a high-level security forum in Singapore that the global organisation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) remained "largely intact." "Many of the operatives have clearly cultivated powerful, political lobbies in certain capitals with a view to resurrecting the LTTE," he said. "It is important for the international community to take all measures to assist the government of Sri Lanka to track down the global network of the LTTE,"

  • KDU Symposium on 'Sharing Knowledge for Sustainable Peace' Inaugurated

    The third annual symposium, organized by General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) for the express purpose of ‘Sharing Knowledge for Sustainable Peace’ among researchers and scholars got underway Friday (20) morning at the KDU auditorium with the participation of Secretary to HE the President, Secretary Defence, Tri-service chiefs and a host of other distinguished guests.

  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone

    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there......