Stage Set to Kick Off the Year’s Thrilling ‘Fox Hill Supercross - 2015’ , Cream of Army ‘Calypso’ Bands Selected from Wanni, ICRC Delegation Provides Update on ICRC Involvements in Sri Lanka, SLSR Wins Bronze Medal for Eco-Friendly Digital Library, General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees Under New Speedy Programme, Cream of Army ‘Calypso’ Bands Selected from Wanni, Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River , New Governor for Northern Province Calls at SFHQ-KLN , US Defence Attaché Shares Views on Training Matters with Commander, General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees Under New Speedy Programme , ARMY ABSENTEES REQUESTED TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE UNDER NEW PROGRAMME DURING APRIL 2 - 16, Nation Salutes War Veteran, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd) Conferring Field Marshal Rank, US Defence Attaché Shares Views on Training Matters with Commander , Volleyball Court Inaugurated at the 12 Division, Blood Donation Campaign Organized by Pvt Company Supported, Iranian Embassy Defence Attaché Pays Courtesy Call , Field Marshal Fonseka Salutes Memories of Fallen War Heroes , Two-Month Long English Course for Junior Officers Ended, Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army’s Maiden ‘SathRanga’ Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi, Nation Salutes War Veteran, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd) Conferring Field Marshal Rank , Army Daily Mail Dispatch To Go Digital, Commander’s First Field Visit to SFHQ-KLN Prioritizes Community Projects & Articulation of His Vision, Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army’s Maiden ‘SathRanga’ Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi, 121 Brigade Soldiers Try Their Best to Rescue a Drowning Youth , His Eminence Blesses New Commander of the Army, Commander’s First Field Visit to SFHQ-KLN Prioritizes Community Projects & Articulation of His Vision, Inter Regiment Practical Rifle Meet , Special Rep of UN Secretary General & Head of Mission Commends Sri Lankan Peacekeepers , Army Chief Calls at Navy Headquarters, His Eminence Blesses New Commander of the Army ,

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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
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