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  • Commander Secretariat Staff Join Landmark Expedition

    19th March 2018 14:57:14 Hours

    Commander Secretariat Staff Join Landmark Expedition

    A group of about 67 members of the staff working in the Commander's Secretariat at the Army Headquarters, including civil employees were taken on an expedition of three days for the first time, thanks to an initiative of the Commander of the Army himself with the objective of promoting team-building spirits, understanding, goodwill and collective responsibility.

  • Novel 'HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017' for Best Health Practices Awards Laurels

    14th March 2018 21:24:49 Hours

    Novel 'HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017' for Best Health Practices Awards Laurels

    Marking a new epoch in the field of military medicine, the Colombo Army Hospital's pet project, 'Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’(HAHN) on Wednesday (14) spread its wings further by induction of its first-ever ‘HAHN Excellence Awards - 2017’ ceremony at the Hospital auditorium, in which laurels were awarded to the ‘Best Health Practising Battalions - 2017’.

  • Chief of Staff Major General Amal Karunasekara Bids Farewell to His Second Home, SLLI

    13th March 2018 20:09:07 Hours

    Chief of Staff Major General Amal Karunasekara Bids Farewell to His Second Home, SLLI

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, the oldest Regiment in the Sri Lanka Army, which has hitherto produced the most number of senior military officers bade farewell to one of its most illustrious and distinguished military icons, Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chief of Staff and Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI during a fitting military ceremony at the SLLI Headquarters, Panagoda on Wednesday (13).

  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Kandy Business Communities

    09th March 2018 16:34:19 Hours

    Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Kandy Business Communities

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army during his second day's stay in Kandy on Friday (9) while supervising security arrangements in place, took time off to speak to a cross section of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim business community and attentively listened to their concerns in the aftermath of violence that affected general areas of Digana, Akurana, Galaha, Katugastota, Menikhinna, Ambetenna, Akurana, Poojapitiya and a few other places a few days ago.

  • "Army Troops will Ensure Safety to all Communities", Assures Commander of the Army in Kandy

    08th March 2018 16:33:04 Hours

    As normalcy was returning fast, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army went to trouble-torn Kandy this morning (8) and took stock of developments taking place in the aftermath of violence that sparked off in the general areas of Digana, Galaha, Katugastota, Menikhinna, Ambetenna, Akurana, Poojapitiya and a few other affected areas.

  • Special Envoy on Anti Personnel Mine Ban Convention Assures More Support to Army De-miners

    06th March 2018 16:02:21 Hours

    Special Envoy on Anti Personnel Mine Ban Convention Assures More Support to Army De-miners

    Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) was assured more new technical equipment and funds for purchase of more Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) by HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, Special Envoy on Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, who visited minefields in Muhamalai, Jaffna this morning (6) at the invitation of HE the President and the National Mine Action Centre of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.

  • Nation-building Army Troops Start Renovation of 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank in Hingurakgoda

    03rd March 2018 15:22:41 Hours

    Nation-building Army Troops Start Renovation of 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank in Hingurakgoda

    More than 100 members of the Army, together with a few other tri-service and Civil Security Department personnel under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ district development project of the ‘Rajarata Navodaya’ of the Presidential Secretariat began renovation, one of the most vital irrigational tanks, called the 'Chandana Pokuna' in the general area of Hingurakgoda, Minneriya in Polonnaruwa district on Friday (2).

  • Special Forces - Produced 36 More LRP Officers & Soldiers Passed Out

    25th February 2018 13:59:01 Hours

    Special Forces - Produced 36 More LRP Officers & Soldiers Passed Out

    Two Officers and thirty four Other Rankers of the Special Forces regiment who had successfully completed the six-month long, ‘Long Range Patrol’ (LRP) Course No 19 at Special Forces Training School (SFTS) in Maduru Oya received their badges of proficiency during a multi-coloured ceremony....

  • Commander Addresses OPA Chamber on “Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism”

    24th February 2018 10:35:03 Hours

    Commander Addresses OPA Chamber on “Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism”

    A symposium on ‘Unity of Effort: Building Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism’ organized jointly by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) and the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA) got underway at the OPA, Colombo 7 Friday (23) evening amid a large gathering of both serving and retired tri-service officers and reputed professionals.

  • Creating New Records SLAVF's Mega Athletic Meet Draws to a Close

    22nd February 2018 18:59:27 Hours

    Creating New Records SLAVF's Mega Athletic Meet Draws to a Close

    Inter Regiment Athletic Meet - 2018, the year's pride of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), producing several new game records ended this evening (22) in a grand show of colour and new hopes at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.