Sri Lanka Army

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  • All Ranks Enjoy Army Headquarters’ ‘Soorya Mangallaya’

    07th April 2017 14:49:21 Hours

    The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season across the country made its entry into the Colombo Malay cricket club grounds Friday (07) morning when hundreds of Officers and Other Ranks of the Army Headquarters, joined hands together to celebrate the ‘Soorya Mangallaya’, the annual auspicious event, giving pride of place to traditional New Year games and other associated fun-making events.

  • Late Prelate’s Funeral with State Honours Held Amid a Huge Gathering

    06th April 2017 21:58:09 Hours

    The funeral of Most Ven. Davuldena Sri Gnanissara Maha Nayake Thero, the Supreme prelate of Sri Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha took place this afternoon (6) at Independence Square with full state honours, amid gun salute and a huge gathering of mourners, including prominent members of the Maha Sangha and clergy, HE the President, Prime Minister, Governors, Ministers, Chief Ministers, State Ministers, tri-service Commanders, state officials, et al.

  • 120th Birth Anniversary of General Sir John Kotelawala Commemorated

    05th April 2017 00:08:24 Hours

    The most acclaimed seat of military studies, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in a fitting commemorative ceremony, paid tribute to the KDU architect, General Sir John Kotelawala on his 120th birth anniversary during a special ceremony, held at the KDU premises Tuesday (4 April) evening.

  • Fallen 123 Civil Employees in the Army Transferred Merits in Special ‘Pinkama’

    02nd April 2017 05:15:36 Hours

    An all-night Pirith chanting ceremony and offer of alms to 123 Buddhist monks at Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya (Army Temple) (March 31 - April 1) transferred merits to 123 Civil Employees of the Army who laid their lives alongside Army personnel during the battle for peace before May 2009 and invoked blessings on 16 disabled Civil Employees for speedy recovery.

  • President Assures No True War Heroes be Made to Appear as 'Accused' in Any Court

    29th March 2017 17:55:46 Hours

    “No War Hero who genuinely fought against the LTTE terrorism to ensure democracy, peace and territorial integrity of this country would be allowed to stand before any international Court, nor would any War Hero be deemed an “accused” since no one has been produced in any......

  • New President for Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine Inducted

    26th March 2017 12:29:31 Hours

    The induction ceremony for the new President of Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine, Major General (Dr) Sanjeewa Munasinghe took place Saturday (25) evening at the Colombo Army Hospital where Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army graced as the Chief Guest.

  • ‘Senanayakians’ Recall Memories of Their Fallen War Heroes

    23rd March 2017 17:36:31 Hours

    Organizers of the 22nd ‘Ranaviru Day’ (War Heroes Day) commemoration at D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 08 which also marks its 50th anniversary, added dignity and solemnity to the event by inviting Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest to Thursday (23) morning’s commemorative event at the College premises.

  • 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.