Army Shooters Excel in Hill Country Shooting Championship, 122 Brigade Gets a Much-Needed Bicycle for a Bright Student, Troops Offer Assistance for Promotion of Sports in Welioya , Newly-Constructed Billets & Badminton Court Opened , New Buddha Shrine of 661 Brigade Premises Opened, SLLI Best Battalions for Year 2014 Selected, 23 Division Troops Educated on ‘Violence Against Women & Children’ , Conduct of Balanced Life Taught to Army Personnel , Wanni Commander Conducts Follow-up Inquiry into Welfare Project , Wanni Soldiers Enlightened on Drugs , Army Woman Cricketers Beat Matara SC, 3rd Computer Course at SFHQ-E Ends, SLAGSC Inter Battalion Drill Competition Held, SLLI Inter Battalion Athletic Meet Concludes with New Records, SFHQ-KLN & SFHQ-MLT Troops Engage in Poya Day Religious Programmes , Second ‘Commandos 4x4 Expedition’ Begins Journey from Jaffna , 20 SLLI Wins BPT Tournament in Kilinochchi, SFHQ-West Organized-Cardiology Clinic Treat Nikaweratiya People, SFHQ-West Troops Assist in Dengue Prevention, More Milking Cows Donated to Kilinochchi Families, Religious Ceremonies Bless SFHQ-KLN Anniversary, ‘Marians Unplugged’ in Colombo Held with Packed Music Lovers, New Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter & Anunayake Theros Invoke Blessings on the Army, President Encourages Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Achievers Offering Incentives, Two Wanni Soldiers Clinch Top Awards in SIO Course, SLMA Cadets Visit 54 Division, Fourth Computer Course at SFHQ-MLT Ends, Record 12th Inter Regiment Wrestling Championship Won by SLE Wrestlers , SFHQ – W Conduct Refresher Workshop for Physical Training Instructors, SLLI Athletes Secure 2nd Place,
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  Past Army Commanders
Brigadier Sinclair The Earl of Caithness C.B.E, D.S.O

10th Oct. 1949 - 17th May 1952
Brigadier F.S. Reid C.B.E

18th May 1952 - 08th Feb 1955
Major General A.M. Muttukumaru O.B.E, E.D

09th Feb 1955 - 31st Dec. 1959
Major General H.W.G. Wijeyekoon O.B.E, E.D

01st Jan. 1960 - 31st Dec. 1963
Major General A.R. Udugama M.B.E

01st Jan. 1964 - 10th Nov. 1966
Major General B.R. Heyn

11th Nov. 1966 - 30th Sep. 1967
Lieutenant General D.S. Attygalle MVO

01st Oct. 1967 - 13th Oct. 1977
Lieutenant General J.E.D. Perera VSV

14th Oct. 1977 - 13th Oct. 1981
Lieutenant General T.I Weerathunga VSV

14Th Oct. 1981 - 11th Feb 1985
Lieutenant General G.D.G.N. Seneviratne VSV

12Th Feb. 1985 - 15th Aug 1988
Lieutenant General H Wanasinghe VSV

16th Aug. 1988 - 15th Nov. 1991
Lieutenant General L.D.C.E. Waidyaratne VSV

16th Nov. 1991 - 31st Dec. 1993
Lieutenant General G.H. De Silva RWP VSV USP

01st Jan. 1994 - 30th Apr. 1996
General R. De S. Daluwatte WWV RWP RSP VSV USP lom ndc psc

01st May. 1996 - 15th Dec. 1998
General C. S. Weerasooriya RWP RSP VSV USP

16th Dec. 1998 - 24th Aug. 2000
General L. P. Balagalle VSV, USP, ndc, IG

25th Aug. 2000 - 30th Jun 2004
General S.H.S. Kottegoda WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc

01st Jul 2004 – 05th Dec 2005
General G S C Fonseka RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc

06th Dec 2005 – 15th July 2009
General Jagath Jayasuriya RWP VSV USP ndu psc

15th July 2009 – 31st July 2013
General R M D Ratnayake WWV RWP RSP USP ndu psc

01st August 2013 – 21st February 2015
Commander of the Army

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