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  • First Foreign Envoy Calls on New Commander of the Army

    07th July 2017 13:42:56 Hours

    The outgoing Defence Attaché at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Knox Ross this morning (7) paid a courtesy call on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

  • 22nd Commander of the Army Takes Reins Amid Blessings & Military Honours

    05th July 2017 15:48:01 Hours

    The newly-appointed 22nd Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General N. U. M. M. W Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc, more popularly known as ‘Mahesh Senanayake’ who took office on Wednesday (5) at the Army Headquarters, was greeted with military honours and other ceremonials before a large representative gathering of senior Officers, Other Ranks and distinguished guests.

  • General Crisanthe De Silva Hands Over Symbolic Baton to New Army Commander & Relinquishes Office

    04th July 2017 13:56:07 Hours

    A dignified formal ceremony at the Commander’s office in the Army Headquarters this morning (4) saluted the outgoing 21st Commander of the Army, General Crisanthe De Silva, in accordance with military traditions after he symbolically handed over the replica of the ornamental Baton to his successor, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, the 22nd Commander of the Army who was just appointed by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

  • Jaffna Security Forces Return 54 More Acres Under Them to Land Owners

    03rd July 2017 12:21:42 Hours

    Responding positively to the concerns of the public, Members of Parliament (MPs) and local politicians in the Jaffna District, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Monday (3) released one more land patch of 54 acres along the coastal belt in Thaididi Grama Niladari Division, including the Myladi Fisheries Harbour that borders the Palaly Army Cantonment to their legal owners.

  • New Chief of Defence Staff After Military Honours Assumes Duties

    29th June 2017 16:06:46 Hours

    General Crisanthe De Silva, the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who is also the Commander of the Army assumed duties in the CDS office at the BMICH premises on Thursday (29) after a brief religious ceremony.

  • New Four-Star General Welcomed in Guard of Honour

    28th June 2017 12:16:38 Hours

    The new four-star General of the Army, General Crisanthe De Silva was greeted to military honours upon his elevation to the rank of General Wednesday (28) morning at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) grounds in accordance with military formalities.

  • President Promotes Commander of the Army to Four Star General Rank & Appoints Him Chief of Defence Staff

    27th June 2017 16:59:22 Hours

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva RWP VSV USP ndu psc, to the rank of General to be effective from Tuesday (27 June 2017) and appointed him as the Chief of Defence Staff.

  • Outgoing Pakistan High Commission’s Defence Adviser Pays Courtesy Call

    23rd June 2017 16:22:21 Hours

    The outgoing Defence Adviser at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Colonel Mohammed Rajil Irshad Khan on Friday (23) paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters before his return to Pakistan after completion of his tenure in Sri Lanka.

  • Mine-Affected Batticaloa District, Now Safe from Landmines

    22nd June 2017 05:50:23 Hours

    The formal declaration to mark ‘The First Mine-Affected District of Sri Lanka Reaching a Level of Residual Risk’ after Sri Lanka Army - Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU), together with other International Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), have succeeded in clearing minefields in Batticaloa, was signed and handed by stakeholders during a ceremony at Batticaloa District Secretariat premises Wednesday (21) morning.

  • SLMA in Colourful PoP Ceremony Gifts 60 More New Officers for Nation’s Service

    17th June 2017 17:41:15 Hours

    Amidst scores of greetings and best wishes, one more group of 60 Officer Cadets upon successful completion of their military training at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) passed out on Saturday (17) during a colourful ceremony.