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  • 23rd Anniversary of Elite Special Forces Recalls Memories of their Past Achievements & Glory

    17th January 2020 17:33:25 Hours

    23rd Anniversary of Elite Special Forces Recalls Memories of their Past Achievements & Glory

    The elite Special Forces (SF) of the Army, an exceptionally recognized regiment, honoured with award of the Presidential 'Ranaparashuwa' (Hatchet) and Regimental 'Ranaparashuwa' (Hatchet) identical to presidential Colours or Regimental Colours marked their 23rd anniversary this morning (17) at Naula SF Regimental HQ premises during an elaborate programme,

  • Army Prays for All Victims in Australia & Invokes Blessings on Sri Lanka’s Prosperity

    14th January 2020 23:23:16 Hours

    Army Prays for All Victims in Australia & Invokes Blessings on Sri Lanka’s Prosperity

    In a phenomenally empathetic gesture, thousands of Army personnel at island-wide Security Force HQs, Training Schools and Army formations simultaneously joined hands together sharp at 7.00 pm today (14) and prayed for speedy healing and recovery for the affected in Australia, Dawn of prosperity to all Sri Lankans and...

  • Army HQ Begins 2nd Phase of ‘Thuru Mithuru Nawa Ratak’ Harvesting Abandoned Paddy Fields

    14th January 2020 10:59:56 Hours

    Army HQ Begins 2nd Phase of ‘Thuru Mithuru Nawa Ratak’ Harvesting Abandoned Paddy Fields

    The Army, to be consistent with the government’s environment-friendly Green Project concept to plant trees and establish urban forests, green paths, green roofs and agro-forestry systems as spelt out in the ‘Saubhagye Dekma’ (Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour) policy statement this morning (14) launched its 2nd Phase of the afforestation and beautification project, ‘Thuru Mithuru Nawa Ratak’, conceptualized by the Commander of the Army.

  • President Emphasizes the Need to Prevent Brain Drain to Achieve Rapid Development

    11th January 2020 09:21:03 Hours

    President Emphasizes the Need to Prevent Brain Drain to Achieve Rapid Development

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the need of preventing brain drain to achieve rapid development in the country. ‘If the Government as well as the private sector can ensure that a high standard of education is provided by local universities and other higher educational institutions, it may even be possible for us to start attracting international students to study in Sri Lanka and convert the higher education sector into a foreign exchange.....

  • Bastion of Down-Trodden Peasants, Late Ven Dimbulagala Nayake Thero’s Memory Immortalized

    08th January 2020 18:32:32 Hours

    Bastion of Down-Trodden Peasants, Late Ven Dimbulagala Nayake Thero’s Memory Immortalized

    The iconic Most Ven Kithalagama Sri Seelalankara Nayake Thero, more popularly known, Dimbulagala Nayake Hamuduruwo who launched an indelible crusade to ameliorate the suffering of peasants of all communities while leading the monks who followed the teaching of the Buddha who said “Go forth; O monks for the Greater Good of the Masses”...

  • Unprecedented Incentives Awarded to Students in Army Families

    06th January 2020 20:59:11 Hours

    Unprecedented Incentives Awarded to Students in Army Families

    A vast and multifarious welfare project of unprecedented nature, organized by the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) to award financial grants, scholarships, educational incentives, appreciative medals and assistance to 1511 school-goers in both Regular Force and volunteer force families took place this afternoon (6) at the ‘Nelum Pokuna’.....

  • Commander amid Military Honours Takes Command in the Office of the CDS

    02nd January 2020 11:15:25 Hours

    Commander amid Military Honours Takes Command in the Office of the CDS

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the incumbent Commander of the Army this morning (2), amid tri service Guard of Honours took command as the new acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) during an assumption of command ceremony, held at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) premises at BMICH.

  • Reading of State Allegiance Oath & Commander’s Address Inaugurate First Working Day at New AHQ

    01st January 2020 13:22:13 Hours

    Reading of State Allegiance Oath & Commander’s Address Inaugurate First Working Day at New AHQ

    In the backdrop of fluttering National flag, Sri Lanka Army flag and festive flags and a brief ceremony, the first working day of the New Year - 2020 at the new Army HQ in Sri Jayawardenapura was inaugurated this morning (1), giving pride of place to the state allegiance oath and the Commander’s address to All Ranks.

  • May New Year - 2020 Usher Peace & Prosperity !

    31st December 2019 21:25:26 Hours

    May New Year - 2020 Usher Peace & Prosperity !

    Determined to Serve better and better for the Best interests of the Nation in the hope that All of Us could usher a Wonderful New Era of Prosperity, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the new acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with all Senior Officers, Officers, Other Ranks and Members of the Civil Staff Extends His Warm & Best Wishes to All of You & sincerely Wish All of You a Peaceful, Happy and Prosperous New Year - 2020 !

  • Tri-service Troops Present Ceremonial Guard of Honour to Outgoing CDS

    31st December 2019 15:43:14 Hours

    Tri-service Troops Present Ceremonial Guard of Honour to Outgoing CDS

    The outgoing 10th Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Tri Services, Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne this morning (31) was honoured in a Tri service Guard of Honour salute at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall premises (BMICH) where the Office of the CDS is situated.