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  • Army Swimmers Shine in Open Swimming Competition

    THE 2-MILE OPEN swimming competition organized by Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union at Mount Lavinia beach last Sunday (7) offered major winning slots to Army swimmers. Overall Team Championship, Best Team among tri-services and the Police, HPN Challenge Trophy and Best Disabled Swimmer Category were clinched by Army Swimming Team Members. 

  • Championship in Weight-Lifting Goes to Army Novices

    Sri Lanka Army weight-lifters won the overall Novices Weight-Lifting Championship at the recent National Novices Weight-Lifting Tournament, held at Young Members Christian Association (YMCA) auditorium in Kandy. Army weight-lifters emerged champions by beating 5 other teams, Rivi Sanda College Sports Club, Kegalle Weight-Lifting Sports Club, Polonnaruwa Weight Lifting Sports Club, Salalihini Sports Club and the YMCA team in Kandy.


    Sri Lanka Army, which actively contributed to the National Dengue Control drive, initiated by Ministry of Health a couple of weeks ago, has been once again requested to join its second phase of the campaign, scheduled for December 2-3, 2010. A large contingent of Army personnel across island-wide field formations, deployed in the north, east, west and the south......

  • Army Coordinated 'Sammabhimani' Spiritual Programme to be Launched Across the Country

    ‘Sammabhimani’ Spiritual Programme that would go to many places of the island with a view to enhancing moral development among civilians and all segments in society, is to be conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero with the coordination and support of the Sri Lanka Army.  This was announced by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army during a special press conference, held at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence at Colombo 3 Monday (3) afternoon.
  • Students of 3 Schools Attend 55 Division Coordinated A/L Seminar

    Jaffna-based 55 Division Headquarters with the objective of raising standards of knowledge and preparing the students well for the forthcoming G. C. E. (A/L) examination 2012, organized a full day educational seminar on Logic and Geography at Palai Madya Maha Vidyalaya on Saturday (21). Coordinated and directed by the Zonal Education Office in Jaffna, the seminar was attended by about 55 students from Palai Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Uduththurai Madya Maha Vidyalaya and Ampan Maha Vidyalaya in the 521 Brigade area.

  • 55-ft Long LTTE Suicide Boat Emerges from Beachside

    MULLAITTIVU: A 55-FEET long Tiger (LTTE) suicide boat, laden with some 1500 kg of high explosives was uncovered by 53 Division troops, commanded by Major General KAMAL GUNERATHNE from KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAL  area when the troops were moving deeper into the beach side Wednesday (13) afternoon. The suicide boat, plastered with claymore mines around its hull has been kept hidden under bushes by the side of the beach at the time troops traced it. It is believed Tiger terrorists, intending a fierce assault on the troops at any given time had shrouded it inside creepers and bushes.

  • 'Abimansala' Work in Full Swing

    THE foundation erecting one of the ‘Abimansala’ (Wellness Resort) buildings at Anuradhapura is fast nearing completion as work is now in full swing. Soldiers attached to Corps of Engineer Services have already undertaken ground preparations and foundation-laying work at ‘Abimansala’ at Anuradhapura after the foundation-laying stone was laid by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as recent as 15th  May 2010.

  • Hard-Earned Freedom - Defence Secy

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in his victory day message said this significant day was achieved due to dedication and commitment of our forces and police personnel. “Our heroic forces ushered this day after shedding their blood and sacrificing their lives. They sacrificed their lives for the country,” he said.“The three decade war was ended due to the noble sacrifices and they offered this without any personal gains. The freedom what we experience today is hard earned,” the Defence Secretary added. “The invaluable service they rendered to the motherland cannot be commemorated in a day”.
  • May New Year - 2015 Bring Happiness & Prosperity to All !

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, all Senior Officers, Other Ranks and Members of the Civil Staff, extend all the Best Wishes to everyone in the New Year – 2015. 

    The Special New Year Message, issued by the Commander of the Army is as follows;

  • Hindu 'Abishekam' Pooja Invokes Blessings on Army Forward March

    The religious ceremony, ‘Abishekam’ Pooja of Hindu tradition, the second forerunner to the series of Army anniversary events on Tuesday (2), invoked blessings on 63rd Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a special event at Colombo. The ‘Abishekam’ Pooja at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13, organized by Sri Lanka Army Hindu Association, was graced by.....