Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu, Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened, Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers, Staff at South Sudan’s Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary , Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project , Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses , Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu , Postal Day Marked in Jaffna, Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks, Kilinochchi Tri-Service Commanders Assist President’s Itinerary in Kilinochchi , Wedding Bells Ring for Another War Hero at ‘Ranaviru Sevana’, Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children’s Day , Veheratenna Resettlers’ New Life Given a Boost , Abandoned KKS Lighthouse Glitters Once Again , SLLI War Heroes in Keppapilaw Rescue One More 14 Month Old Infant Girl from Drowning, Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses , Army Day & Anniversary Ceremonies Held at Island-Wide Formations , Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing, SLAGSC Tradesmen Join Active Service in Wanni After Training, SFHQ-MLT Troops Conduct Series of Educational Seminars for O/L Students, East Based Troops Serve the Deserving, Brigadier Rajaguru Assumes Office as 31st SLMA Commandant, Many Community Projects on in at SFHQ-East , SFHQ-C Troops Provide Emergency Relief Services , SFHQ-MLT Initiatives Get Hirdaramani Factory Branch for Mullaittivu, Wanni Based Troops Conducts Conference for Business Community in Vavuniya, Tamil Recruits Under Training Meet Family Members, Rehabilitated LTTE Families Offered Incentives , LTTE Gold Handed Over to Rightful Owners in Kilinochchi, Western Troops & Civilians Join ‘Sil’ Observance Programme,
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* 65th Anniversary Commemorative Programmes Draw to a Close at Panagoda

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* President Honours the Army Promoting 108 Officers on Historic Army Day

* Commander Rewards Exceptional Heroic Acts of Three War Heroes Who Did Army Proud

* Colourful Military Parade Saluting the Commander Celebrates Army Day

* World Reputed Sri Lanka Army Turns 65 Years of Age Today

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* Risking Own Lives, Two War Heroes Rescue Infant, Sivakumar Sindujan from Agrarian Well in Kilinochchi

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* Kirivehera & Kataragama Sacred Places Glitter with Army Flags to Coincide with Army 65th Anniversary

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* 65th Anniversary Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Flag Blessing Held in Colourful Ceremony

* Fire at Ammo & Explosive Dump Doused with No Damages

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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
Lieutenant 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 Jagath Jayasuriya RWP VSV USP ndu psc

15th July 2009 – 31st July 2013
Commander of the Army

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* Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses

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* On Army Day Commander Sets Out His Restructuring Plans for the Organization

* World Reputed Sri Lanka Army Turns 65 Years of Age Today

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* SLC Selected Fast Bowlers to be Absorbed into Army Cricket Pool

* DG Infantry Speaks to Officers on Infantry Roles

* Peace Walk in Jaffna Marks International Peace Day

* Community Service Projects of ‘Success’ Supported

* Newly Constructed SLASC Facility Complex Opens at 61 Division

* 62 Division Troops Conduct Community Welfare Services at Kiriibbanwewa and Veherathenna

* ‘Developmental Workshop’ in Kilinochchi Enlightens Officers

* SFHQ-E Troops Conduct More Community Projects

* Veheratenna Villagers Supported Further

* New SLEME Colonel Commandant Assumes Office

* School Children & Civilians Given Relief Packets

* 68 Division Entertains Deaf & Blind Students to Lunch

* Workshop for Commanding Officers Begins

* Civilians & Students Assisted with Dry Ration Packets & Cleaning Campaigns

* New Warrant Officers’ Mess Opened

* SLNG Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Repair Kovil Roof

* 211 Brigade Coordinates Drought Relief Supplies

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