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  • 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, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning. 

  • Inter-Regiment Cricket Championship Trophy Awarded to Ordnance Corps

    The Army Inter-Regiment Cricket Championship-2011, played between Artillery and Ordnance Corps teams Monday (8) evening at Muththukumaru Cricket grounds at Panagoda Army Cantonment, generated a wave of overwhelming enthusiasm and drew a mammoth crowd of cricket fans to the pitch. The convincing Ordnance Corps team emerged Champions in the final encounter recording....

  • Cavalry Supercross To Kick Off

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps in collaboration with Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers Association proudly presents Cavalry Supercross 2014 for the fifth consecutive year on 08 June 2014 Army Track, Pangolla, Kurunegala. The Cavalry Supercross is a major event in the annual National Motor Racing and Riding calendar. This is an event looked forward by leading racing drivers and racing riders locally and abroad.

  • Monks Offer Cooked Food to Madu Civilians

    Contrary to the practice of offering alms to members of the Maha Sangha by the laity, a group of 13 monks with the support of 54 Division troops in Mannar, recently offered a sumptuous lunch treat to over 500 Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese civilians during a special programme, held at Sri Bodhiraja Temple, Madu, Mannar.  The move organized as a gesture of goodwill and reconciliation saw some gift parcels containing....
  • Nigerian NDC Team Calls on Commander of the Army

    A delegation of 20 faculty members of the National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria, headed by Commodore Chukwuka Joel Chiejile, currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this afternoon (14).

  • Army Commander Rectifies Anomalies & Provides Relief to Disable War Heroes

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya taking immediate steps on behalf of the War Heroes who received injuries and became disable or totally handicapped under different medical categories has adopted unprecedented measures to provide urgent relief to them. Up to most recent times, disabled War Heroes of regular and volunteer force were deployed for some duty arrangements on the recommendations of the Director of Army Medical Services while giving due promotions up to two subsequent ranks to them.

  • US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation

    A team of veteran US football players spearheaded a three-day coaching camp for the youth and school children in Jaffna at Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna during July 21-23 following coordination, done by the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J). Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J attended the inauguration of the project on Monday (21).
  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.