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  • Memories of Fallen ‘Sinha’ War Heroes Recalled

    24th December 2016 13:33:37 Hours

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) on Saturday (24) revered the memory of its brave and determined fallen War Heroes during a solemn and colourful ceremony at the SLSR Regimental Headquarters, Ambepussa. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva took time off and joined hundreds of next of kin of fallen War Heroes....

  • Army Christmas Carols Reverberates at Nelum Pokuna

    21st December 2016 22:05:40 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s annual Christmas Carols coordinated by the Army Christian Fellowship occurred this evening (21) at Nelum Pokuna theatre amidst a gathering of distinguished invitees. The day’s Chief Guest, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi attended the special occasion, conducted in both Sinhala and English languages.

  • Mother Lanka Receives 124 More SLMA-Groomed Dedicated Army Officers

    17th December 2016 14:29:24 Hours

    A group of 124 more Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) - groomed new Officer Cadets, including ladies during a glittering ceremony at Diyatalawa passed out this morning (17) upon receipt of their commissions with the avowed aim of serving the motherland as disciplined and dedicated officers of the Army.

  • Officer’s Widow Vested with New Home

    16th December 2016 12:50:51 Hours

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva’s compassion and considerateness towards bereaved families of officers and other rankers, came to light once again on Thursday (15) when one more new house, erected for another expired officer’s family was vested with the family at Hunupitiya, Wattala.

  • Tri Service Troops in Colourful Guard of Honour Greet Tajikistan President

    13th December 2016 13:00:01 Hours

    Tri-service troops including Sri Lanka Army had the distinguished honour of presenting the Guard of Honour to the visiting HE the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon at the Presidential Secretariat premises in Colombo Tuesday (13) morning.

  • Nation Vested with One More Batch of ‘psc’ Graduates of Tri Services

    12th December 2016 17:29:36 Hours

    Sapugaskanda-based Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), the most prestigious academic institution of the highest standards, enriched with core values of professionalism on Monday (12), added one more ‘psc’ (passed staff college) qualified batch of 114 tri service officers to the Sri Lankan armed forces, in addition to 12 foreign officer graduates......

  • More ‘Virusara’ Privilege Cards Awarded to War Heroes & Their Families

    09th December 2016 16:35:27 Hours

    One more round of the distribution of the 'Virusara' Privilege Card which provides tangible discounts on commercial products, essentials and facilities in state and private sector services got underway at Ganemulla, Commando Regiment premises on Friday (9).

  • Special Parchments & Cash Gift Laud Former Soldier’s Timely Act to Avert Train Disaster

    08th December 2016 14:54:59 Hours

    The retired Army soldier, Corporal S.W Karunadasa (44) whose presence of mind and the timely action narrowly, saved near two thousand of precious lives on ‘Yaal Devi’ train, averting a major disaster, received laurels and was lavishly commended by none other than his former chief in the organization, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army........

  • “The Army Should be Prepared to Do More Than Fight & Defeat Enemies,” Says Commander

    07th December 2016 17:00:44 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army this morning (7) addressed the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC)-organized annual symposium, themed ‘Evolution of the Role of the Land Forces and Ensuing Challenges’ at the DSCSC in Sapugaskanda.

  • Afghanistan Envoy Calls on Commander of the Army

    06th December 2016 18:01:20 Hours

    Charge D’ Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Colombo, HE Muhammad Munir Ghiasy paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva this afternoon (6) at the latter’s office at the Army Headquarters.