Sri Lanka Army

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  • Herbal Drinks Served to Devotees Attending 'Maha Shiva Rathri'

    Troops of 2nd Battalion Gajaba Regiment of the 221 Brigade under 22 Division in Trincomalee, with the blessings of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) marked the recent ‘Maha Shiva Rathri’ festival by organizing free distribution of herbal drinks among pilgrims attending offerings at the famous Koneshwaran Kovil.
  • Advisory Committee on Army Rugby Founded for Revival

    A friendly meeting that explored possibilities of further promoting Army Rugby with guidance and vast experiences of the veterans, took place Tuesday (3) evening at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) mess hall, headed by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.
  • British Speaker Says LTTE Demo a Hijacking of Parliament

    THE SPEAKER of the British House of Commons Michael Martin charged that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) demonstration on Monday hijacked the British Parliament obstructing duties of elected members. In an obvious reference made to filthy unsanitary conditions created by the week long demonstration by the Tigers in the Parliamentary Square, the Speaker said to hijack an important part of this city with hunger strikers, tents and food stalls, but no toilet facilities, is not the proper way to conduct a demonstration.

  • Commander's New 'Housing Initiative' in Full Swing

    The novel ‘House Construction’ project for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able War Heroes which saw its birth as the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, is now in full swing at all Regimental levels as directed by the Commander of the Army in the third week of April, 2015. By May 15, in less than three weeks after......
  • Commander Unveils Cenotaph to Honour Fallen Heroes

    The first-ever War Hero monument in the Eastern Security Force Command area to honour valiant soldiers who have laid down their lives fighting the separatist terrorist in the 30 year long war was declared open by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on 28th August in Minneriya amidst a gathering of many distinguished guests and family members of the War Heroes. The monument erected in a scenic sitting in the vicinity of the historic Minneriya tank remind of all who travel to the East through Minneriya, of the sacrifices made by the heroic soldiers in defending the integrity of the motherland.

  • Anniversary's Religious Segment Culminates with Pirith Chanting & Alms Giving

    An all-night Pirith chanting ceremony at Panagoda Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya (Army temple) Friday (5) evening, led by Ven Dr Ittepaane Sri Dhammalankara Anunayaka Thero of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, invoked blessings on the country, HE the President and forthcoming Sri Lanka Army’s 63rd Anniversary and Army Day (October 10).
  • Cricket Knows No Ethnicities in Kalmunai & Ampara

    Intended to further promote understanding among communities of different ethnicities, the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a cricket tournament at Addalchenai Public Stadium on Tuesday (29).
  • 'Foxhill Green' to Launch Reforestation in Diyatalawa Mountain Range

    The popular mountain range, ‘Nariya Kanda’ alias ‘Foxhill’ that surrounds the Diyatalawa garrison city in the hill country is to be turned more greener with initiatives, taken by the troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C). The iconic mountain valley, famous for the annual ‘Foxhill Supercross’, the premier motocross event in Sri Lanka as well as for various other public events, continues to be polluted as hundreds of people and sightseers are used to visit this area.....
  • Brave Soldier And Good Samaritan

    Thirty-eight year old, O.G Ravindra Kumara was a soldier and he lost one of his legs to an anti-personnel mine, fighting the LTTE in the Welioya area in August 1995. Ravindra Kumara has donated blood 31 times at the annual blood donation campaigns organized by the Thamubuttegama Buddhist Centre since its inception. He is a social worker in the area and lives a righteous and an exemplary life, said the patron of Buddhist Centre Ven Dr Attangane Ratanapala Thera.

  • Jaffna Teaching Hospital Authorities Turn to Army for Blood

    More than 200 officers and other ranks as well as members of the civil staff serving the 55 Division Headquarters at Vettalaikerny, Jaffna, in response to a request  gave away their blood for the use of Tamil civilians under treatment at Jaffna Teaching Hospital during a mobile project on account of Poson Full Moon Day (23).  The Army was compelled......