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  • Special ‘Qirath’ & ‘Dua’ Prayers Invoke Blessings on 69th Army Anniversary

    03rd October 2018 14:35:07 Hours

    Special ‘Qirath’ & ‘Dua’ Prayers Invoke Blessings on 69th Army Anniversary

    A representative gathering of Muslim Officers and Other Rankers in the Army who assembled at Colpetty Jumma Mosque this morning (3) joined a special Islamic prayer session to bless the forthcoming 69th Army Anniversary and the Army Day as one more segment of multi-religious anniversary observances.

  • Christian Congregation Blesses Forward-March of the Army

    02nd October 2018 20:53:00 Hours

    Christian Congregation Blesses Forward-March of the Army

    Divine blessings were invoked on the successful forward-march of the Sri Lanka Army in a solemn ceremony, held this afternoon (2) at All Saints’ Church, Borella in connection with the forthcoming 69th Army Anniversary and the Army Day (Oct 10). This special Christian service, one more segment of the series of multi-religious ceremonies, now underway to bless the Army, was graced by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest along with Mrs Chandrika Senanayake, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit.

  • Sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ Blessings Invoked on Forthcoming 69th Army Anniversary

    01st October 2018 14:01:47 Hours

    Sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ Blessings Invoked on Forthcoming 69th Army Anniversary

    A representative gathering of Officers and Other Rankers, headed by none other than the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, this morning (1) were at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura, the sacred living monument of the Enlightened One, to attend the coulourful and dignified second flag-blessing ceremony.....

  • ‘Defenders of the Nation’ Begin their 69th Milestone Anniversary Events from Kandy

    28th September 2018 19:16:36 Hours

    ‘Defenders of the Nation’ Begin their 69th Milestone Anniversary Events from Kandy

    The customary sequence of commemorative events that coincides with the forthcoming 69th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army, an army that salvaged the country from a three-decade bloodshed formally kicked off this morning (28) at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy.

  • Importance of Forging Partnership with BIMSTEC Nations Highlighted in Commander’s Speech

    25th September 2018 14:19:26 Hours

    Importance of Forging Partnership with BIMSTEC Nations Highlighted in Commander’s Speech

    Army Chiefs of member nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) recently met in Pune, India on the heels of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu and resolved to work together for betterment of the region. The first conclave of its kind for any such grouping in South Asia, hosted by the Indian Army.....

  • Commander Inspects Preparations for Final Mock Attack in FTX

    23rd September 2018 13:40:10 Hours

    Commander Inspects Preparations for Final Mock Attack in FTX

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake Commander of the Army, on Saturday (22) made an unannounced visit to the 'Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' Operational Headquarters in Minneriya in order to receive a first hand account of the planning process, ahead of the climax of the whole Exercise on Wednesday (26).

  • ‘Army Para Games-2018’ Brings to a Close with Pomp & Pageantry

    22nd September 2018 17:34:56 Hours

    ‘Army Para Games-2018’ Brings to a Close with Pomp & Pageantry

    The closing ceremony of the ‘Army Para Games-2018’, the annual exhibition of sports talents of some 700 differently able War Heroes of the Army took place at Diyagama Sports Stadium Friday (21) evening with pomp and pageantry.

  • Army-Renovated Bakmeewewa Tank & Electric Fence Vested in Villagers

    21st September 2018 17:11:57 Hours

    Army-Renovated Bakmeewewa Tank & Electric Fence Vested in Villagers

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (20) vested the Army-renovated Gomarankadawala Bakmeewewa tank and the Army erected electrified elephant fence in the villagers during a ceremony at Gomarankadawala.

  • ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ Enters Nelum Pokuna to Rescue VIP Hostages

    20th September 2018 21:16:28 Hours

    ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ Enters Nelum Pokuna to Rescue VIP Hostages

    Showing its presence in the capital, troops rehearsing in the Army-initiated mock Field Training Exercise (FTX), ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ stormed the Colombo ‘Nelum Pokuna’ theatre premises this afternoon (20) and showcased their daring rescue prowess by freeing a group of civilians taken hostage by enemy forces.

  • ‘Army Para Games - 2018’ Ceremonially Kicked Off

    19th September 2018 22:17:00 Hours

    ‘Army Para Games - 2018’ Ceremonially Kicked Off

    More than 700 differently able Army War Heroes of our times began showcasing their talents in the ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2018’ inaugurated at Diyagama Stadium, Homagama this morning (19). Major General Dampath Fernando, Chief of Staff as the Chief Guest on behalf of the Commander of the Army....