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  • Commander Inaugurates Relic Exposition at Buddangala Monastery

    09th June 2017 20:13:36 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, joining a meritorious Poson programme at Ampara Buddangala Aaranya Senasanaya (monastery) as the Chief Guest this morning (9) inaugurated the exposition of sacred relics of the Buddha and his two disciples, Ven Sariputta and Ven Moggallana Theros as the main highlight of the Poson programme at the monastery.

  • Commander Observes Landslide-Affected Morawaka & Other Southern Areas

    06th June 2017 05:59:39 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, this morning (5), accompanied by several Senior Officers visited flood affected areas in Morawaka, Akuressa and Matara in the South with the objective of receiving an update on ongoing post-disaster developments, status quo of emergency relief services and preparedness for eventualities, if any.

  • Jaffna University Students Show Solidarity with Affected Southern Students

    02nd June 2017 19:00:47 Hours

    In what could be described as a gesture that would help bring about reconciliation with their counterparts in the South, a representative group of undergraduates of the University of Jaffna, in a unique symbol of fellowship and understanding, were in Colombo on Friday (2) to purchase school accessories for distribution among more than 400 flood-affected students in Molkawa, Kukuleganga area.

  • (Update): Troops Join Distribution of Food Parcels & Continuing Relief Operations

    01st June 2017 14:20:12 Hours

    Flood relief operations undertaken by Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), 14 Division, 58 Division, 141 Brigade, 142 Brigade, 581 Brigade, 582 Brigade, 583 Brigade, a few training centres.....

  • (Update) : Army Troops Clear Main Roads & Make Them Motorable

    30th May 2017 13:33:33 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Monday (29) supervised ongoing Army road clearance work in several areas of the Ratnapura District, together with a few Senior Officers, including Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces - West who is also in charge of overall rescue and relief operations of the Army.

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  • (Update) : Army Troops Prevent Nilwala River Bank Burst & Determinedly Continue Relief Roles

    29th May 2017 17:28:43 Hours

    Continuing Army humanitarian search, rescue and relocation operations, using troop carriers, bachoes, excavators, trailers, boats and all other types of machinery, have moved into top gear, although torrential rains in many worst-affected areas across the country, had subsided in the past 48 hours.

  • (Update) Commander Supervises Army Rescue & Relief Operations in Worst-Hit Bulathsinhala Areas

    27th May 2017 17:28:10 Hours

    As rescue and relief operations being conducted by Army troops in badly-affected Bulathsinhala areas are in full swing where landslides had caused extensive damages by floods and landslides, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army this morning (27), together with several senior officers arrived at......

  • Army, Navy & Air Force Launch Massive Rescue & Relief Operation for Flood Victims

    26th May 2017 12:42:44 Hours

    Nearly 300 Army troops and 13 rescue teams of Navy along with reconnaissance teams of the Air Force in a massive effort are currently engaged in immediate rescue and relief work in flood-affected Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas....

  • “Army is the Guardian of All Sri Lankans & a Capability-Based Force” - Keynote Speaker to OCDC Sessions

    24th May 2017 17:08:29 Hours

    The biannual academic sessions of the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala began this morning (24) after a brief inaugural session, in which Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Chief of Staff of the Army, delivered the keynote address as the Chief Guest.

  • Logistics Staff Course – No 3 Graduates Pass Out in Grand Ceremony

    22nd May 2017 20:18:30 Hours

    A group of 26 middle-grade Army officers, including one Nepalese officer and a Maldivian officer who followed the one-year long Logistics Staff Course - No 3 (LSC) at Trincomalee-based Army School of Logistics (ASL) received their graduation on Monday (22) during a simple ceremony at Colombo Defence Services College auditorium.......