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  • First Group of Tri-Service Personnel with Family Members on Unforgettable Pilgrimage Leave for ‘Bodhgaya'

    24th June 2018 15:32:30 Hours

    First Group of Tri-Service Personnel with Family Members on Unforgettable Pilgrimage Leave for ‘Bodhgaya'

    A meritorious project of unique nature, hitherto unheard in the Army accommodated a total of 160 Tri-service personnel and their family members including 82 Army participants to go on a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya for the first time in their lifetime, thanks to a comprehensive friendly package, introduced by the Commander of the Army in collaboration with the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army and the High Commission of India.

  • Commander Stimulates Sports Fraternity in the Army

    19th June 2018 20:52:10 Hours

    Commander Stimulates Sports Fraternity in the Army

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, providing a stimulus to the field of Army sports met a mammoth gathering of Army athletes, sportsmen and women, coaches, members of all Army Athletic and Sports Committees on Tuesday (19) at Panagoda Army Gymnasium.

  • Documents Related to Release of 120.89 More Acres in Northern Province Delivered

    18th June 2018 19:59:21 Hours

    Documents Related to Release of 120.89 More Acres in Northern Province Delivered

    Making another significant contribution to the ongoing process of reconciliation, ethnic harmony and infrastructure development in the North and East, the Sri Lanka Army on the guidelines given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake on Monday (18) handed over deeds and documents, pertaining to release of 120.89 more acres of land, hitherto used by the troops in Thelippalai, Karachchi and Maritimepattu areas.

  • Vijayabahu Motor Cross Attracts Thousands of Motor Racing Fans in Boyagane

    18th June 2018 14:46:42 Hours

    Vijayabahu Motor Cross Attracts Thousands of Motor Racing Fans in Boyagane

    The flagship motor racing event of the Army's Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), 'Vijayabahu Motorcross - 2018' hand in hand with the Sri Lanka Racing Riders Association kicked off along VIR tracks in Boyagane, Kurunegala for the 16th consecutive year on Sunday (17).

  • Commander Explains Army’s Commitment for Revival of Buddhism to former Japanese Premier

    16th June 2018 13:38:33 Hours

    Commander Explains Army’s Commitment for Revival of Buddhism to  former Japanese Premier

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army during an interactive session he has had with the former Japanese Prime Minister Yukiyo Hatoyama, currently in Sri Lanka to inaugurate the construction of a 17 storeyed building at Polgasowita ‘Daham Sewana’ Vihara International Buddhist Centre premises through his own resources received a comprehensive account of how the Sri Lanka Army has been extending its fullest support for promotion of ‘Buddha Sasana’ and its related development work.

  • Discussions with USPACOM Deputy Director Focus on Peacekeeping Missions

    14th June 2018 19:37:21 Hours

    Discussions with USPACOM Deputy Director Focus on Peacekeeping Missions

    An augmentation team of the US Army Pacific Command (USPACOM), now in Sri Lanka on a goodwill tour met the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake Thursday (14) morning at the Army Headquarters and exchanged views on future UN peacekeeping assignments and their operations in respective lands.

  • Commander Joins Ramadan Breaking of Fast

    12th June 2018 07:48:19 Hours

    Commander Joins Ramadan Breaking of Fast

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake this evening (11) showing his solidarity and friendship with Muslim members of the Army joined the ‘Ifthar’ ritual, the breaking of Ramadan fast at a ceremony organized at Laya Beach Hotel, Wadduwa.

  • LANPAC Reminds US Epigram ‘Sergeant is the Army’ Adding a New Chapter

    09th June 2018 13:50:00 Hours

    LANPAC Reminds US Epigram ‘Sergeant is the Army’ Adding a New Chapter

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, in what could be considered as an unprecedented example in contemporary Army history that would perhaps remind famous General Eisenhower’s epigram, “Sergeant is the Army” included a Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) in his retinue to the recent LANPAC Symposium and Exposition - 2018, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

  • 32 More Logistics Staff Qulifiers Pass Out in Grand Ceremony

    06th June 2018 21:02:29 Hours

    32 More Logistics Staff Qulifiers Pass Out in Grand Ceremony

    A group of 32 middle-grade Army officers, including two foreign Officers who followed the one-year long Logistics Staff Course - No 4 (LSC) at Trincomalee-based Army School of Logistics (ASL) received their graduation on Wednesday (6) during a simple ceremony at Colombo Defence Services College auditorium, headed by Mr Kapila Waiyaratne PC, Secretary Defence as the Chief Guest.

  • New Two-Storied House Vested in Injured GR War Hero

    06th June 2018 17:11:53 Hours

    New Two-Storied House Vested in Injured GR War Hero

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army this morning (6) went to Boralugoda, Athurugiriya at the invitation of Major General Shavendra Silva, Colonel of the Regiment, Gajaba Regiment (GR) and vested a new two-storied house in the family of the GR War Hero, Corporal W.K.S Lakmal who had sustained critical injuries while fighting against LTTE terrorists in Vishwamadu, Puthukkudiyirrippu area.