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  • ‘National War Heroes’ Month - 2017 Begins Pinning First Flag on President

    05th May 2017 14:27:25 Hours

    The ‘National War Heroes’ month - 2017, dedicated to the memory of all fallen War Heroes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the Civil Security Department formally began with the pinning of the first War Hero commemorative flag on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (4) at the Presidential Secretariat.

  • Mine Detection Dog, Zira Having Cleared Minefields Flies Back Home

    03rd May 2017 19:52:33 Hours

    Deeply moving members of the sappers, Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) of the Army bade adieu to their mine-detecting German shepherd, Zira-Yankee during a fond farewell on the eve of the dog’s departure back to the US after a distinguished service of more than six years in Sri Lanka, having cleared over 62,680 sq meters of heavily mine-infested land areas in the war-affected North.

  • Army Engineers in Meetotamulla Drain away Polluted Water, Lay Drainpipes, Put up Soil-Bund & Closely Monitor Methane Levels

    30th April 2017 19:49:44 Hours

    Untiring Sri Lanka Engineer (SLE) troops of the Army, still at work in Meetotamulla on their mettle for prevention of any future recurrence of a catastrophe or a garbage-slide in the area, have now begun to erect a solid soil-bund, bordering the remaining heap of garbage, drain away underneath polluted water......

  • Commander Takes New Year Gifts to Disabled War Heroes at Ragama

    26th April 2017 16:44:46 Hours

    Reminiscent of age-old practices during the times of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the tradition of ‘Negam Yama’ (visit to relatives), was revived Wednesday (26) morning by Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army by calling at the Ragama Ranaviru Sevana (disabled War Heroes’ wellness resort for recuperation and rehabilitation) where a total of 115 injured War Heroes are cared for recuperation and rehabilitation.

  • Pakistan’s NDU Delegation During Courtesy Call Learns More About ‘Humanitarian Operations’

    24th April 2017 20:16:35 Hours

    Head of a 21-member military delegation from Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka as part of their study cum familiarization tour in Sri Lanka, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Monday (24) morning.

  • Army Troops Cover Garbage-Heap with Polythene

    23rd April 2017 10:24:42 Hours

    Dedicated Engineer troops of the Army as of Saturday (22) afternoon, were busy rolling a huge polythene sheet, to cover up the remainder of the garbage heap in order to ensure safety of those still living near the location while the government is fully committed in providing alternative homes and other facilities to the worst-affected in the Meetotamulla garbage dump tragedy.

  • Customary Tea Table Brings New Year Spirits to AHQ

    20th April 2017 14:39:59 Hours

    The customary Sinhala and Tamil New Year get-together at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in the wake of the dawn of the New Year got underway Thursday (20) morning with Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Shares Meals with Rescue & Relief Troops

    18th April 2017 11:37:40 Hours

    Hundreds of Army troops, currently engaged in the arduous task of clearing debris in search of any survivors or victims in the Meetotamulla garbage dump tragedy, received a morale boost this afternoon (17) when Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army mingled with them and sat for a meal in the company of his soldiers while work was on.

  • Multitasking Army Troops at Meetotamulla Busy Providing Relief, Medical & Alternative Facilities

    17th April 2017 16:32:07 Hours

    A multiplicity of different roles and tasks, now being carried out by Army troops in affected Meetotamulla areas, together with members of sister services, Police and the STF, took a different turn this morning (17) with more focus on the survivors while Army rescue operations are still continuing uninterrupted using heavy machinery.

  • May Sinhala & Tamil New Year - 2017 Usher in Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !

    14th April 2017 02:04:00 Hours

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, all Senior Officers, Officers, Other Rankers and Members of the Civil Staff in the Army wish All of You a very Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Tamil New Year 2017 !