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  • Eternal Memories of Fallen War Heroes Recalled on War Hero Commemoration Day

    19th May 2017 19:57:50 Hours

    Gallantry of War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police received a deep veneration during this year’s National War Hero (Ranaviru) Commemoration Day’s solemn ceremony, held this evening (19) at the Ranaviru Monument, Battaramulla Parliament ground, dignified by the presence of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as the Chief Guest.

  • Pinnacle of Army Vesak Arrangements, ‘Inginalu Samagin Vesak Bethi Gee’ Fascinate Invitees at Nelum Pokuna

    17th May 2017 08:05:09 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army on Tuesday (16) bringing its Vesak arrangements to a pinnacle, staged its state-of-the-art masterpiece, ‘Inginalu Samagin Vesak Bethi Gee’ (Vesak devotional songs with balletic gestures) at Nelum Pokuna theatre before a distinguished gathering of invitees, headed by Mr P.B Abeykoon, Secretary to HE the President as the Chief Guest, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Mrs P.B Abeykoon, the spouse of the Secretary to HE the President and Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit.

  • Army Promotes Spiritual Connectivity Erecting First - Ever Pandol in New Delhi

    15th May 2017 17:32:31 Hours

    Rejuvenating the legacy of spiritual connectivity and cultural ethos that has existed between Sri Lanka and India for generations, a brightly - lit up ‘Vesak’ Pandol erected by the Sri Lanka Army’s Corps of Engineer Services (CES), following an initiative of Ms Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India will be on display in New Delhi beginning Monday (15) to coincide with the ongoing commemoration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parrinibbana (passing away).

  • Members of Army Band Lend Their Voices to Lake House ‘Amadahara’ Vesak Zone

    13th May 2017 23:26:40 Hours

    Members of the Sri Lanka Army Band added their musical talents to the Lake House - organized ‘Amadahara’ Vesak Zone near the Lake House roundabout Saturday (13) evening by participating in the Vesak Bethi Gee (Devotional Songs) recital before a large gathering of Vesak sightseers.

  • Singaporean Donors Gift Medical Accessories to Colombo Army Hospital

    12th May 2017 20:19:27 Hours

    A consignment of electric beds and wheelchairs, saline stands, walkers and other accessories, gifted by the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society of Singapore and some philanthropists for the use of inmates at Colombo Army Hospital was symbolically handed over to Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi.........

  • Army Vesak Zones Country-wide Attract Massive Sightseers

    11th May 2017 15:19:47 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army troops, who have assisted in numerous ways to hold the National Vesak Day on a grand scale exhibited their elegant Vesak decorations at the Army Headquarters, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda Army Cantonment, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Parliament grounds, Presidential Secretariat, Valukaramaya, Kollupitiya, Lake House and Kelaniya, Bollegala International Buddhist University premises and elsewhere in the North and East last evening (10).

  • ‘Sathviru Urumaya’ Credentials Pay Tribute to Disabled War Heroes

    10th May 2017 16:10:54 Hours

    The ongoing ‘National War Heroes’ month turned more dignified and was further recognized when HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, appreciating unmatched and dedicated services of War Heroes, awarded credentials of national acclaim, ‘Sathviru Urumaya’ to 600 disabled tri-service War Heroes on Wednesday (10) during a colourful ceremony, held at ‘Ape Gama’ premises at Battaramulla.

  • May You All Be Well on This Noble Day

    09th May 2017 23:15:21 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, All Ranks and members of the civil staff on this Thrice Blessed Day (Vesak Poya Day) wish all of You a very Peaceful Vesak !

  • ‘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.