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  • Special Envoy on Anti Personnel Mine Ban Convention Assures More Support to Army De-miners

    06th March 2018 16:02:21 Hours

    Special Envoy on Anti Personnel Mine Ban Convention Assures More Support to Army De-miners

    Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) was assured more new technical equipment and funds for purchase of more Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) by HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, Special Envoy on Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, who visited minefields in Muhamalai, Jaffna this morning (6) at the invitation of HE the President and the National Mine Action Centre of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.

  • Nation-building Army Troops Start Renovation of 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank in Hingurakgoda

    03rd March 2018 15:22:41 Hours

    Nation-building Army Troops Start Renovation of 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank in Hingurakgoda

    More than 100 members of the Army, together with a few other tri-service and Civil Security Department personnel under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ district development project of the ‘Rajarata Navodaya’ of the Presidential Secretariat began renovation, one of the most vital irrigational tanks, called the 'Chandana Pokuna' in the general area of Hingurakgoda, Minneriya in Polonnaruwa district on Friday (2).

  • Special Forces - Produced 36 More LRP Officers & Soldiers Passed Out

    25th February 2018 13:59:01 Hours

    Special Forces - Produced 36 More LRP Officers & Soldiers Passed Out

    Two Officers and thirty four Other Rankers of the Special Forces regiment who had successfully completed the six-month long, ‘Long Range Patrol’ (LRP) Course No 19 at Special Forces Training School (SFTS) in Maduru Oya received their badges of proficiency during a multi-coloured ceremony....

  • Commander Addresses OPA Chamber on “Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism”

    24th February 2018 10:35:03 Hours

    Commander Addresses OPA Chamber on “Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism”

    A symposium on ‘Unity of Effort: Building Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism’ organized jointly by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) and the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA) got underway at the OPA, Colombo 7 Friday (23) evening amid a large gathering of both serving and retired tri-service officers and reputed professionals.

  • Creating New Records SLAVF's Mega Athletic Meet Draws to a Close

    22nd February 2018 18:59:27 Hours

    Creating New Records SLAVF's Mega Athletic Meet Draws to a Close

    Inter Regiment Athletic Meet - 2018, the year's pride of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), producing several new game records ended this evening (22) in a grand show of colour and new hopes at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.

  • Spirited SLAVF Athletes Begin their Annual Athletic Championship

    21st February 2018 09:59:18 Hours

    Spirited SLAVF Athletes Begin their Annual Athletic Championship

    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

    Tri-Servicemen Join CISM Run in Their Hundreds

    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

    Commander Speaks High of RSMs’ Roles

    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

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

    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

    Service Providers in Worst-Hit Times Felicitated

    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.