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  • Bangladesh Army Consults Its Sri Lankan Counterpart for Establishment of Own Women's Corps

    27th March 2018 16:46:00 Hours

    Bangladesh Army Consults Its Sri Lankan Counterpart for Establishment of Own Women's Corps

    A five-member military delegation of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the intention of consulting the Sri Lanka Army on possible raising of their own exclusive Women's Corps in the Bangladesh Army is now in Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission. The delegation, comprised of.....

  • Commander Reviews Army's Contribution to National Vesak Festival in Bingiriya

    26th March 2018 23:07:34 Hours

    Commander Reviews Army's Contribution to National Vesak Festival in Bingiriya

    The Army's expertise in Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Construction fields will go into monumental memory once again when the new state-of-the art preaching hall (Dharmashalawa) and the adjoining administrative building at Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya compound, built at a remarkably low cost are offered to the Buddhasasanaya on account of the forthcoming National Vesak Festival-2018, to be held at Bingiriya with full state patronage.

  • 22 Division Joins National Drive Distributing 6000 Saplings among Trincomalee Students

    26th March 2018 12:11:39 Hours

    22 Division Joins National Drive Distributing 6000 Saplings among Trincomalee Students

    Giving fresh impetus to the Army-pioneered ongoing 'Ranaviru Haritha Arana’ project in parallel with the government's mega 'Wanaropa' national drive, the east-based 22 Division Headquarters launching its own state-of-the art scheme, ‘Ranaviru Saviyen Haritha Ratak’ inaugurated the distribution of more than 6000 saplings of different species such as, Cashew, Jack, Kumbuk, Kohomba, Siyambala, Mahogani and Madan of environmental and economic value among on Sunday (25) during a ceremony.......

  • Boyagane VIR RHQ Extends Warm Reception to Commander

    24th March 2018 20:57:32 Hours

    Boyagane VIR RHQ Extends Warm Reception to Commander

    The Army's Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), which has brought recognition and fame as one of most deeply respected ground fighting units extended a warm welcome to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake on Saturday (24) when he made his presence at the VIR Headquarters at.....

  • Military Medicine 2nd Annual Academic Sessions Inaugurated at Colombo Cinnamon Grand

    24th March 2018 08:18:38 Hours

    Military Medicine 2nd Annual Academic Sessions Inaugurated at Colombo Cinnamon Grand

    The second Annual Academic Sessions - 2018 of the Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine (SLCOMM) were inaugurated this evening (23) at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo under the aegis of Mr Austin Fernando, Secretary to HE the President as the Chief Guest, together with......

  • Gajaba Regiment Admires Its 'Colours' Recipients

    21st March 2018 00:12:35 Hours

    Gajaba Regiment Admires Its 'Colours' Recipients

    The Sri Lanka Army's one of the most admired regiments, Gajaba Regiment (GR), having produced a fine assortment of sports personalities at Army and national levels, took pride in appreciating the services of serving sportsmen and differently-able para-sportsmen during Tuesday (20) evening's ‘Colours Night’ after hailing and recognizing GR sportsmen during a glittering ceremony that got underway at the Bishops’ College auditorium in Colombo.

  • Commander Secretariat Staff Join Landmark Expedition

    19th March 2018 14:57:14 Hours

    Commander Secretariat Staff Join Landmark Expedition

    A group of about 67 members of the staff working in the Commander's Secretariat at the Army Headquarters, including civil employees were taken on an expedition of three days for the first time, thanks to an initiative of the Commander of the Army himself with the objective of promoting team-building spirits, understanding, goodwill and collective responsibility.

  • Novel 'HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017' for Best Health Practices Awards Laurels

    14th March 2018 21:24:49 Hours

    Novel 'HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017' for Best Health Practices Awards Laurels

    Marking a new epoch in the field of military medicine, the Colombo Army Hospital's pet project, 'Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’(HAHN) on Wednesday (14) spread its wings further by induction of its first-ever ‘HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017’ ceremony at the Hospital auditorium, in which laurels were awarded to the ‘Best Health Practising Battalions - 2017’.

  • Chief of Staff Major General Amal Karunasekara Bids Farewell to His Second Home, SLLI

    13th March 2018 20:09:07 Hours

    Chief of Staff Major General Amal Karunasekara Bids Farewell to His Second Home, SLLI

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, the oldest Regiment in the Sri Lanka Army, which has hitherto produced the most number of senior military officers bade farewell to one of its most illustrious and distinguished military icons, Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chief of Staff and Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI during a fitting military ceremony at the SLLI Headquarters, Panagoda on Wednesday (13).

  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Kandy Business Communities

    09th March 2018 16:34:19 Hours

    Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Kandy Business Communities

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army during his second day's stay in Kandy on Friday (9) while supervising security arrangements in place, took time off to speak to a cross section of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim business community and attentively listened to their concerns in the aftermath of violence that affected general areas of Digana, Akurana, Galaha, Katugastota, Menikhinna, Ambetenna, Akurana, Poojapitiya and a few other places a few days ago.