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  • East & West Troops Find Record Stocks of Weapons, Explosives from Eravur, Sammanthurai, Wan Ela, Serunuwara & Kotiyakumbura

    01st May 2019 17:14:08 Hours

    East & West Troops Find Record Stocks of Weapons, Explosives from Eravur, Sammanthurai,  Wan Ela, Serunuwara & Kotiyakumbura

    Army troops across the country while focusing their attention largely on Muslim-dominated concentrations during their intensified search and clear operations conducted in the past 12 hours in close coordination with sister services and Policemen succeeded in arresting several suspects and recovering a large cache of arms, ammunition, explosives, detonators, swords, det chords, gelignite sticks, warlike items and a detailed map of the ancient Seruwawila Buddhist temple...

  • Strengthened Security Brings Normalcy Fast: Annual Feast in Batticaloa Held

    30th April 2019 19:28:13 Hours

    Strengthened Security Brings Normalcy Fast: Annual Feast in Batticaloa Held

    With establishment of the Overall Operations Command (OOC) on Monday (29) evening, security operations, being conducted by all Army, Navy, Air Force troops and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District came under the OOC for operational purposes, as additional troops with sister services and the Police in the past 24 hours intensified their emergency search and clear operations under the command of the OOC...

  • Overall Operational Command, Colombo Established with Immediate Effect

    29th April 2019 19:15:59 Hours

    Overall Operational Command, Colombo Established with Immediate Effect

    The Army Headquarters Monday (29) evening announced that all Army, Navy, Air Force and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District have been placed under command to the Overall Operational Command - Colombo for operational purposes with immediate effect. Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces - West functions as the Overall Operational Commander in the establishment.

  • Island-Wide Army Operations on in Full Swing

    26th April 2019 21:24:46 Hours

    Island-Wide Army Operations on in Full Swing

    Island-wide Army troops, together with Policemen, Navy and Air Force troops in a bid to stem fanatical terrorist extremism and restore normalcy in the country after Tri-Services were vested with required provisions with enforcement of Emergency Regulations are currently engaged in a variety of security operations with special focus on most vulnerable areas and places in Colombo and elsewhere.

  • Terrorist Organization, Terrorists & Its Network Identified - Commander of the Army

    22nd April 2019 21:27:48 Hours

    Terrorist Organization, Terrorists & Its Network Identified - Commander of the Army

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army after an audience with His Eminence Dr Malcolm Ranjith, Cardinal, Archbishop of Colombo this morning (22) at Colombo Bishop’s House in response to Media queries underlined the need for proper coordination among all intelligence wings since a lapse on the part of sharing such vital information had unfortunately occurred.

  • Commander in Mullaittivu Inaugurates Much-needed Admin & Service Facilities & Offers Scholarships to Students

    20th April 2019 12:26:39 Hours

    Commander in Mullaittivu Inaugurates Much-needed Admin & Service Facilities & Offers Scholarships to Students

    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu, its under command 59 Division Headquarters, 593 and 591 Brigade Headquarters, fulfilling long-felt vital needs for administration, accommodation, rest and recreation equipped themselves on Thursday (18) in order to carry out their national security duties in a more refined and vibrant manner with focus on gestures of public goodwill and reconciliation.

  • NDU Team in Pakistan Shares Views with Commander of the Army

    17th April 2019 14:28:44 Hours

    NDU Team in Pakistan Shares Views with Commander of the Army

    A 17-member student delegation of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization study tour called at the Army Headquarters and had an interactive meeting with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake on Tuesday (16).

  • May Sinhala & Hindu New Year - 2019 Usher in Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !

    14th April 2019 00:00:00 Hours

    May Sinhala & Hindu New Year - 2019 Usher in Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, all Senior Officers, Officers, Other Rankers and Members of the Civil Staff in the Army wish All of You a very Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu New Year 2019 !

  • Wanni Army Troops Consecrate Holy Madu Shrine & Attend Special Mass with Commander

    11th April 2019 20:47:55 Hours

    Wanni Army Troops Consecrate Holy Madu Shrine & Attend Special Mass with Commander

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army on Thursday (11) morning had the rare privilege of offering a new statue of Our Lady of Madu to the most sacred Holy Madu Shrine in Mannar during a Special Mass and simultaneously consecrating the statue in an Army-built pedestal, adjoining the main Shrine premises.

  • All Serving AHQ, Away From Hectic Schedules, Enjoy Sinhala-Hindu New Year Features with Commander

    11th April 2019 08:46:04 Hours

    All Serving AHQ, Away From Hectic Schedules, Enjoy Sinhala-Hindu New Year Features with Commander

    A wide variety of traditional, fun-making and culturally-rich Sinhala-Hindu New Year features came alive at Sri Lanka Engineers' Regiment grounds in the Panagoda Army Cantonment throughout Wednesday (10) when hundreds of all rankers serving the Army Headquarters (AHQ) joined hands together and shared New Year festive spirits by participating in many a feature, typical of the forthcoming age-old festival of the Sun.