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  • Message of 'Peace & Goodwill' Reverberated in Army Christmas Carols


    Sri Lanka Army, contributing its share to the phenomenon of Christmas held its annual Army Christmas Carols service at Cathedral of Christ, the Living Savior, Bauddaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 Tuesday (18) evening, setting in the Season of Sharing and Caring with compliments of the forthcoming Christmas and the dawn of a New Year in a few days. First Lady, Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, graced the occasion as a distinguished invitee at the invitation......
  • 'Captain Ali' Ordered Out

    THE SRI LANKA NAVY yesterday ordered the Syrian registered cargo vessel ‘MV Captain Ali’, seized last week, 160 km west of Colombo, to leave with a warning not to stray in to Sri Lankan waters.Navy Spokesman Commander Mahesh Karunaratne told ‘The Island’ that around 6.00 p.m the ship was escorted by the Navy to a distance of 100 nautical miles off Sri Lankan shores. The vessel had tried to enter Sri Lankan waters without following the proper procedures. It carried 884 metric tonnes of food and other material. The Navy confirmed there was no lethal cargo on it.

  • Australian Defence Attaché Greets Commander



    Defence Attaché of the High Commission of Australia, Captain Jason Sears Monday (14) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters. During their brief meeting, both of them recalling bonds of goodwill and excellent relations, exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and bilateral importance.
  • Darusman Report Used Data & Statistics from Tamilnet & LTTE Sources-Prof Gunaratna


    The final session in the first day of the international seminar, “Defeating Terrorism-The Sri Lankan Experience” now underway at Colombo, Galadari Hotel was addressed by the globally-acclaimed expert on terrorism, Prof Rohan Gunaratna who presented an overview of the LTTE modus operandi across continent. The seminar first of its kind in Sri Lanka, meant to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the road to military defeat of the LTTE, the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization, is being attended by over 80 delegates representing 41 countries, including Sri Lanka.  
     
  • 'Those Involving in Undisciplined Acts will be Expelled from the Army' - Commander


    ‘You must be the most disciplined person in the whole of the country and should never commit any undisciplined act since everything in the Army depends on strict discipline. Those engaged in most serious disciplinary violations will be expelled from the Army, and all attempts should be made to lead others in the correct path, if not ensure that they are.....

  • Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New 'Ordnance Factory' at Dombagoda


    Achieving a given target within 15 days of its inception, the Army’s newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda, Horana that saw its birth as an exceptional concept of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on September 1, 2014, formally handed over its first consignment of 500 steel beds to its architect at.......
     
  • 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).....
     
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records


    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
     
  • 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.