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  • ‘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.....

  • Commander Inspects Preparations for Final Mock Attack in FTX

    23rd September 2018 13:40:10 Hours

    Commander Inspects Preparations for Final Mock Attack in FTX

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake Commander of the Army, on Saturday (22) made an unannounced visit to the 'Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' Operational Headquarters in Minneriya in order to receive a first hand account of the planning process, ahead of the climax of the whole Exercise on Wednesday (26).

  • ‘Army Para Games-2018’ Brings to a Close with Pomp & Pageantry

    22nd September 2018 17:34:56 Hours

    ‘Army Para Games-2018’ Brings to a Close with Pomp & Pageantry

    The closing ceremony of the ‘Army Para Games-2018’, the annual exhibition of sports talents of some 700 differently able War Heroes of the Army took place at Diyagama Sports Stadium Friday (21) evening with pomp and pageantry.

  • Army-Renovated Bakmeewewa Tank & Electric Fence Vested in Villagers

    21st September 2018 17:11:57 Hours

    Army-Renovated Bakmeewewa Tank & Electric Fence Vested in Villagers

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (20) vested the Army-renovated Gomarankadawala Bakmeewewa tank and the Army erected electrified elephant fence in the villagers during a ceremony at Gomarankadawala.

  • ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ Enters Nelum Pokuna to Rescue VIP Hostages

    20th September 2018 21:16:28 Hours

    ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ Enters Nelum Pokuna to Rescue VIP Hostages

    Showing its presence in the capital, troops rehearsing in the Army-initiated mock Field Training Exercise (FTX), ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ stormed the Colombo ‘Nelum Pokuna’ theatre premises this afternoon (20) and showcased their daring rescue prowess by freeing a group of civilians taken hostage by enemy forces.

  • ‘Army Para Games - 2018’ Ceremonially Kicked Off

    19th September 2018 22:17:00 Hours

    ‘Army Para Games - 2018’ Ceremonially Kicked Off

    More than 700 differently able Army War Heroes of our times began showcasing their talents in the ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2018’ inaugurated at Diyagama Stadium, Homagama this morning (19). Major General Dampath Fernando, Chief of Staff as the Chief Guest on behalf of the Commander of the Army....

  • ‘Gemunu Watch’ Joins History with Its First Glittering ‘Colours Night’

    13th September 2018 13:49:00 Hours

    ‘Gemunu Watch’ Joins History with Its First Glittering ‘Colours Night’

    Achievers in the Gemunu Watch (GW) Regiment in a glittering spectacle, ‘Colours Night’ on Wednesday (12) evening at Nelum Pokuna Theatre for the first time in their Regiment’s history received laurels and recognition from none other than the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake who took part in the event as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Keynote Speaker at Australian Army’s CALFS18

    11th September 2018 18:38:05 Hours

    Commander Keynote Speaker at Australian Army’s CALFS18

    The Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar 2018 (CALFS18), the biennial conference of the Australian Army which draws national and international partners together to consider the role of future land forces recently honoured Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army by inviting him to deliver the keynote address at the inaugural CALFS18 session in Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia on Tuesday (Sept 4).

  • Curtains Come Down on ‘CDS - 2018’ Leaving Space for Wider Discourse & Policy Decisions

    31st August 2018 21:16:29 Hours

    Curtains Come Down on ‘CDS - 2018’ Leaving Space for Wider Discourse & Policy Decisions

    The 8th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ (CDS) at BMICH, the Sri Lanka Army’s flagship symposium on the theme, ‘Security in an Era of Global Disruptions’ drew to a close on Friday (31) evening after an assortment of more than 115 world-wide security experts and nearly 800 service personnel, distinguished scholars and intellectuals, articulating their desire to carry on with the endeavour of finding comprehensive and cohesive strategic and practical solutions....