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  • Army ‘Nation-Building’ Roles Pick up Steam with NBTF Founding

    12th July 2018 23:26:32 Hours

    Army ‘Nation-Building’ Roles Pick up Steam with NBTF Founding

    In what could be termed as one more far-sighted and historic initiative that runs hand in hand with the government’s national development strategy, the Centralization of all Army-engaged ‘Nation-Building’ roles and tasks, compatible with the Commander’s visionary concept, occurred this morning (12) with the inauguration of the Plant Engineer Brigade’s new Nation-Building Task Force (NBTF) at Mattegoda Home of Sappers during a brief ceremony.

  • Exclusive Innovations of Army Personnel Impress Commander upon His First Year in Office

    10th July 2018 17:46:47 Hours

    Exclusive Innovations of Army Personnel Impress Commander upon His First Year in Office

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army this morning (10) took time off to have a close look at 13 exclusive innovations, produced by Army personnel of the Army Research Analysis, Projection and Development Branch at the invitation of its Head Major General Renuka Rowel (Rtd) at the Army Headquarters premises.

  • Signal Corps Rider in ‘Cavalry Supercross’ Carries ‘Best Rider Trophy’

    09th July 2018 15:10:10 Hours

    Signal Corps Rider in ‘Cavalry Supercross’ Carries ‘Best Rider Trophy’

    ‘Cavalry Supercross-2018,’ the pet project of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), which collects the island’s cream of drivers and riders for a stunning spectacle got underway at Pangolla on Sunday (8) amid a record gathering of spectators and motor fans.

  • Commander Attends Visakhakians’ ‘Colours Night’ as Chief Guest

    07th July 2018 11:39:01 Hours

    Commander Attends Visakhakians’ ‘Colours Night’ as Chief Guest

    Colombo Visakha Vidyalaya Friday (6) evening threw a red carpet welcome to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake who graced the school’s prestigious ‘Colours Night - 2017’ spectacle as the day’s Chief Guest at the invitation of Mrs Sandamali Aviruppola, Principal, Visakha Vidyalaya.

  • NDU Team from Zimbabwe Enjoys Courtesy Meeting with Commander

    06th July 2018 15:19:20 Hours

    NDU Team from Zimbabwe Enjoys Courtesy Meeting with Commander

    A 23-member delegation from the Zimbabwe National Defence University (NDU), comprised of Senior Officers of tri-services who are currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their overseas exposure, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake this morning (6) at the Army Headquarters.

  • Army Lions Roar in Glittering ‘Colours Night’

    04th July 2018 09:54:03 Hours

    Army Lions Roar in Glittering ‘Colours Night’

    A glittering ‘Colours Night’ spectacle staged at Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo on Tuesday (3) evening recognized and awarded the sports skills of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops in a dazzlingly colourful event, for which the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake participated as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Colonel of the Regiment, SLSR.

  • Kandy Muslims Praise Army Roles & Quick Relief Work

    03rd July 2018 10:54:20 Hours

    Kandy Muslims Praise Army Roles & Quick Relief Work

    A special gathering of Muslim Moulavis, professionals and members of the Muslim] community who gathered at the Grand Mosque in Bogambara, Kandy Monday (2) morning spoke high of Army’s timely intervention for defusing communal tension in the most recent Kandy violence and attending to the immediate relief and re-construction work.

  • Army Gifts the Nation with Re-laid Golf Course & Clubhouse of Exclusive Nature

    01st July 2018 13:43:13 Hours

    Army Gifts the Nation with Re-laid Golf Course & Clubhouse of Exclusive Nature

    ‘Highlanders’ Cup Golf Tournament - 2018’ in re-laid Diyatalawa Army Golf Course received another fillip when it was gifted with the new state-of-the-art Clubhouse of exceptional design on Saturday (30), marking its exposure to both global and local golfers alike.

  • Commander Opens Buddhangala Monastery's Exposition of Relics to Mark Poson Week

    30th June 2018 20:22:43 Hours

    Commander Opens Buddhangala Monastery's Exposition of Relics to Mark Poson Week

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, currently in the Eastern region in connection with Poson Commemorations, opening of various facility complexes in the Ampara Combat Training School (CTS) and the 24 Division Headquarters (see separate stories) in the company of the Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E), Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, took part in elaborate 'Poson' arrangements at Ampara Buddhangala Aaaranya Senasanaya (monastery) on Friday (29).

  • Commander Opens Officers’ Accommodation Building in 24 Division Headquarters

    29th June 2018 15:46:17 Hours

    Commander Opens Officers’ Accommodation Building in 24 Division Headquarters

    At the invitation of the Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E), Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army as one more segment of his itinerary in the East on Thursday (28) went to the 24 Division Headquarters in Ampara and spoke to the troops serving there during his first formal visit.