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  • Poppy Ceremony Salutes Fallen War Heroes

    13th November 2016 14:43:05 Hours

    The annual Remembrance Day and Poppy ceremony, arranged by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA), was held at the cenotaph at Viharamaha Devi Park, Colombo 7 this morning (13). Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the Chief Guest took part in the commemorative ceremony and paid floral tributes to the memory of all fallen War Heroes, including those killed in World Wars.

  • Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti - 2016’ Draws to a Close

    07th November 2016 12:45:35 Hours

    The fourth India-Sri Lanka joint training Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-2016’ culminated Sunday evening (06) after a formal closing ceremony, held at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), Headquarters, Ambepussa.

  • Military Honours Salute ‘Helaye Maha Gandharwa’ Pandith Amaradeva

    05th November 2016 20:29:36 Hours

    The funeral of the doyen of Sinhala music, recognized and fondly venerated as the Helaye Maha Gandharwa (greatest musician of the country), Padmasri Pandith W.D Amaradeva took place this afternoon (5) with state patronage and full military honours at the Independence Square at Colombo 7.

  • Army War Veterans Rewarded with Gallantry Medals

    03rd November 2016 23:51:32 Hours

    The investiture of Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP) and Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) gallantry medals for another section of Army War Heroes who selflessly contributed to the durable peace in Sri Lanka before May 2009, took place this evening (03) during a simple ceremony at the Army Cantonment, Panagoda attended by the Commander of the Army........

  • President, Chief Guest at KDU Convocation

    03rd November 2016 12:03:09 Hours

    The 26th General Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) Wednesday (02). HE the President Maithripala Sirisena attended.....

  • Most Sought Service Provider Vests 100 New Houses in Displaced Jaffna People

    31st October 2016 21:47:18 Hours

    The phenomenally unique symbol of tripartite combination of Army troops, ex-LTTE combatants and beneficiaries that erected 100 new houses within an incredible space of 4 months in Keeramalai, Jaffna for displaced families, was vested in 100 recipients this afternoon (31) during a culturally elegant ceremony, headed by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Chief Guest.

  • Army Mine Detection Dog & Its Handler Awarded Accolades in Washington

    31st October 2016 16:52:45 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s Mine-Detection Team, the dog ‘Alvin’ and its handler, Lance Corporal G.N.W.M Nawarathne of 7 Field Engineer Regiment, Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) during the ‘Clearing the Path’ Gala ceremony, organized in.....

  • Army-Built Elephant Pass New Railway Station Opened to the Public

    28th October 2016 21:45:20 Hours

    Elephant Pass along the A 9 Jaffna - Kandy main road came in further handy on Friday (28) when the tiny town got the new Elephant Pass Railway Station, thanks to the monetary contributions, donated by the entire community.....

  • Acts of Bravery Rewarded with Gallantry Medals in Glittering Ceremony

    27th October 2016 21:51:59 Hours

    The investiture of Parama Weera Vibushanaya (PWV), Weerodara Vibushanaya (WV), Weera Wickrama Vibushanaya (WWV), Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP) and Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) gallantry medals on a remaining segment of tri-service War Heroes who selflessly contributed to the durable peace in Sri Lanka before May 2009, took place this afternoon (27)....

  • Meeriyabedda Victims Enter Army-built New Houses

    27th October 2016 09:55:49 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army-constructed 75 new houses in Makaldeniya, close to Diyaluma in Koslanda Divisional Secretariat area for the displaced in the Meeriyabedda landslide tragedy were vested in the recipients as a gift, prior to the forthcoming ‘Deepavali’ festival (Oct 29) during a recent ceremony, attended by a host of Ministers, State Officials, recipients and civilians.