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  • ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ Begins Production of Artificial Limbs on Army Day

    11th October 2018 12:56:10 Hours

    ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ Begins Production of Artificial Limbs on Army Day

    The ‘Ranaviru Sevana’, the state-of-the-art wellness centre for disabled War Heroes of the Army at Ragama, turned a new leaf of life on the Army Day (10) when it ceremonially commenced its own new workshop for production of Prostheses and Orthotics, providing solace to more than 15,000 amputees and physically-handicapped Army War Heroes.

  • “Prime Responsibility of the Army is to Pass Down Value of Peace & Harmony to Next Generations” – Commander on Army Day (10)

    09th October 2018 22:30:33 Hours

    “Prime Responsibility of the Army is to Pass Down Value of Peace & Harmony to Next Generations” – Commander on Army Day (10)

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army in his message on account of the 69th Army Day (Oct 10) says the Army has to be more vigilant to sustain the hard-earned peace and national security while being fully prepared to perform any task for the best interest of the nation and to prevent re-emergence of insurgencies in our soil.

  • All-Night ‘Pirith’ Chanting & Alms-Giving at Bodhirajaramaya Bring Religious Segment to End

    08th October 2018 12:42:07 Hours

    All-Night ‘Pirith’ Chanting & Alms-Giving at Bodhirajaramaya Bring Religious Segment to End

    An all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting ceremony on Sunday (7) evening plus a Sangeeka Daana (offer of alms) at Sri Bodhirajaramaya, Panagoda (Army temple), organized by the Army Buddhist Association brought the series of Army anniversary Buddhist observances to end. As dusk fell, a colourful procession, comprised of dancers of the Army cultural troupe conducted....

  • ‘Kirivehera & Devala’ Premises Glitter with Colourful Army Flags

    05th October 2018 20:25:25 Hours

    ‘Kirivehera & Devala’ Premises Glitter with Colourful Army Flags

    The final segment of the series of religious observances in connection with the forthcoming 69th Army Anniversary adorned Kataragama Kirivehera and Devala precincts this evening (5) where hundreds of flag-carrying representative Officers and Other Rankers of the Army joined devotees at Kataragama.

  • ‘Abishekam’ at Hindu Temple Seeks Divine Blessings on 69th Army Anniversary

    04th October 2018 21:07:26 Hours

    ‘Abishekam’ at Hindu Temple Seeks Divine Blessings on 69th Army Anniversary

    The most treasured and recognized Hindu ritual of ‘Abishekam’, akin to a special Pooja, held at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo 13 this afternoon (4) blessed the forward-march of the Sri Lanka Army turning 69 years of age by 10 October 2018.

  • 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.....