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  • Spirited SLAVF Athletes Begin their Annual Athletic Championship

    21st February 2018 09:59:18 Hours

    The Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) began Tuesday (20) morning on a grand scale at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama. Major General Piyal Wickramaratne, Commandant, SLAVF who is behind organizing the mega event with the support of all SLAVF Battalions, graced the opening ceremony this morning as the Chief Guest.

  • Tri-Servicemen Join CISM Run in Their Hundreds

    18th February 2018 13:20:32 Hours

    The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run - 2018 was flagged off at the Galle Face Green Colombo and ended near the Defence Services College at Colombo 02 on Sunday (18) where Secretary of Defence, Mr Kapila Waidyaratne PC attended the inauguration of the event as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Speaks High of RSMs’ Roles

    17th February 2018 21:22:30 Hours

    Focused on a new dimension as regards roles and tasks of Senior Non Commissioned Officers (SNCOs), a group of 178 Regimental Sergeants Major (RSMs) who just completed a three-day (15-17 February) resident workshop on ‘Leadership and Team Spirits Development’ received certificates of completion from the conceptual proposer of the project, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army at Kukuleganga ‘Laya Leisure’ premises on Saturday (17) during a ceremony.

  • Reconciliation Moves Enable 50 Jaffna Youths to Join Army as Militarized Recruits with Pension Rights

    16th February 2018 18:07:58 Hours

    A total of 50 unemployed boys and girls in the Jaffna peninsula, including rehabilitated former LTTE combatants who have now joined the Sri Lanka Army under the militarized category reported for non-military duties on Thursday (15) at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), adding a new chapter of goodwill, understanding and reconciliation between civilians and members of the Security Forces.

  • Service Providers in Worst-Hit Times Felicitated

    12th February 2018 19:36:07 Hours

    The highest-ranking trio in the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chief of Staff and Major General Dampath Fernando, Deputy Chief of Staff Monday (12) afternoon were on the same stage at the Army Headquarters, in a fitting ceremony of rare nature, to award laurels and felicitate a selected group of 60 Army personnel who toiled tirelessly during the times of most recent national catastrophes, natural disasters and man-made emergencies.

  • SFHQ-J Extends Helping Hand Further & Opens KKS-Point Pedro Road for Public Transport

    06th February 2018 19:11:40 Hours

    Adding one more historic moment to the ongoing process of reconciliation, ethnic harmony and infrastructure development in the North, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), amidst cheers of civilians re-opened the main road patch that runs between Kankesanthurai (KKS) - and Point Pedro (PPD) along the AB - 21 road in the peninsula for public transport this morning (6) after absence of 28 years.

  • Mother Sri Lanka’s 70th National Independence Day Commemorated on Grand Scale

    04th February 2018 13:41:46 Hours

    Mother Sri Lanka entered a new era of peace and prosperity on Saturday (4), commemorating her 70th National Independence Day under the theme, ‘One Nation’ in a simple, yet dignified ceremony at the Galle Face Green coloured around 160 Officers and 3638 Other Ranks of the Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army.

  • Troops Give Lead to Hingurakgoda 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank Clearing & Renovation

    01st February 2018 17:30:23 Hours

    More than 200 members of the Army, together with Civil Security Department personnel under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ project on Wednesday (31) began clearing and renovating one of the most vital irrigational tanks, called the 'Chandana Pokuna' in the general area of Hingurakgoda, Minneriya in response to a public appeal.

  • ‘Ride with Pride’ Cycling for Healthy Nation Kicks Off at Battaramulla

    31st January 2018 17:26:06 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s one more leading project, ‘Ride with Pride’ Army cycling tour with hundreds of Army and civil cyclists, kicked off for the first time in the Army’s history Wednesday (31) morning from the War Heroes’ monument at Battaramulla. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army who also took part in the cycle ride flagged off the event amidst cheers.

  • Commander Lays Cornerstone for Proposed Administrative Complex at RHQ SF

    30th January 2018 05:58:27 Hours

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army on Monday (29) during a formal visit to the Special Forces (SF) Regimental Headquarters in Naula, Dambulla opened the newly-built Corporals' Club building and laid the foundation-stone for erection of the proposed new SF Regimental Headquarters office complex.