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  • AAST Delegates of Indian Army Hold Talks with Commander of the Army

    22nd March 2017 17:10:27 Hours

    Intending to have a frank evaluation of the progress of successive and ongoing Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (6th AAST) and learning more about future projects, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, met Major General Sanjaya Thapa, Head of the Indian Army delegation, now in Sri Lanka attending the 6th AAST in Colombo Wednesday (22) evening at the Army Headquarters.

  • Army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) Between India & Sri Lanka Begin

    22nd March 2017 12:38:50 Hours

    The annual Army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan Army and the Indian Army were inaugurated for the sixth consecutive year this morning (22) at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo as one more gesture of ever-increasing bilateral military cooperation and understanding....

  • China’s National Defence Minister Honoured in Guard of Honour at DSCSC, Sapugaskanda

    21st March 2017 16:14:07 Hours

    General Chang Wanquan, State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) currently in Sri Lanka on an official visit called at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda this morning (21) where several foreign undergraduates are also reading for the ‘psc’ degree course.

  • Oman’s NDC Delegation Calls on the Army Chief

    20th March 2017 14:04:11 Hours

    The visiting National Defence College (NDC) delegation of the Sultanate of Oman, headed by Air Commodore Nasser Juma Mohamed, Strategic Director at Oman’s NDC called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva this morning (20) at the Army Headquarters as part of their tour agenda in the country.

  • Disabled War Heroes Updated on Their Welfare & Other Relief Packages

    17th March 2017 19:33:02 Hours

    A gathering of about 1,500 serving and retired disabled War Heroes at the invitation of the Directorate of Veterans Affairs on Friday (17) at the Panagoda Army cantonment gymnasium were provided with a comprehensive account of the ongoing series of Army welfare projects, dedicated exclusively to them during a special meeting of high-ranking officers of relevant Directorates.

  • 33 Displaced Families Get Houses in the Newest ‘Nallinakkapuram’ Housing Complex

    13th March 2017 12:33:43 Hours

    ‘Nallinakkapuram’, the newest Housing Complex, which provides 33 new houses for one more segment of most deserving displaced families, continuing to languish in Jaffna-based welfare centres, was vested in the beneficiaries on Friday (10) during a simple ceremony at the ‘Nallinakkapuram’ Community Hall.

  • Army Inter Regiment Marathon Run Flags off at Handapangoda

    11th March 2017 14:04:12 Hours

    The Inter Regiment Annual Marathon Run of the Sri Lanka Army - 2017 was flagged off at Handapangoda on Saturday (11) with over two hundred participants, representing all 24 Regiments and ended near the gymnasium at Panagoda Army Cantonment.

  • President Speaks to Tri-Service & Police Personnel Serving in the North

    04th March 2017 20:27:47 Hours

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, together with a few Cabinet Ministers, Acting Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Tri-Service Commanders, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and senior government officials from Colombo flew to Jaffna on Saturday (4) to attend a series of meetings.

  • Army to Produce Own Prosthetics for Disabled War Heroes

    01st March 2017 16:05:43 Hours

    Disabled War Heroes of the Army and other sister services who need to change or adjust their prosthetics regularly during respective growth phases would be the main beneficiaries of locally-produced legs and limbs shortly since the Army were to open its state-of-the-art orthopaedic unit and the newest factory for production of own prosthetics in a two-storied building complex, inside the Ragama Ranaviru Sevana Rehabilitation Centre premises.

  • SLAVF Headquarters Opens Its New Eco-Friendly Accommodation Building

    21st February 2017 16:03:44 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Headquarters complex at Kosgama, almost reduced to ashes in June last year after the unfortunate blazing inferno affected it badly, was revitalized and got back on the rails on Tuesday (21) as a result of the untiring dedication of all SLAVF officers and other rankers to the construction of a new accommodation complex for other rankers in the premises.