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  • Singaporean Donors Gift Medical Accessories to Colombo Army Hospital

    12th May 2017 20:19:27 Hours

    A consignment of electric beds and wheelchairs, saline stands, walkers and other accessories, gifted by the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society of Singapore and some philanthropists for the use of inmates at Colombo Army Hospital was symbolically handed over to Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi.........

  • Army Vesak Zones Country-wide Attract Massive Sightseers

    11th May 2017 15:19:47 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army troops, who have assisted in numerous ways to hold the National Vesak Day on a grand scale exhibited their elegant Vesak decorations at the Army Headquarters, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda Army Cantonment, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Parliament grounds, Presidential Secretariat, Valukaramaya, Kollupitiya, Lake House and Kelaniya, Bollegala International Buddhist University premises and elsewhere in the North and East last evening (10).

  • ‘Sathviru Urumaya’ Credentials Pay Tribute to Disabled War Heroes

    10th May 2017 16:10:54 Hours

    The ongoing ‘National War Heroes’ month turned more dignified and was further recognized when HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, appreciating unmatched and dedicated services of War Heroes, awarded credentials of national acclaim, ‘Sathviru Urumaya’ to 600 disabled tri-service War Heroes on Wednesday (10) during a colourful ceremony, held at ‘Ape Gama’ premises at Battaramulla.

  • May You All Be Well on This Noble Day

    09th May 2017 23:15:21 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, All Ranks and members of the civil staff on this Thrice Blessed Day (Vesak Poya Day) wish all of You a very Peaceful Vesak !

  • ‘National War Heroes’ Month - 2017 Begins Pinning First Flag on President

    05th May 2017 14:27:25 Hours

    The ‘National War Heroes’ month - 2017, dedicated to the memory of all fallen War Heroes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the Civil Security Department formally began with the pinning of the first War Hero commemorative flag on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (4) at the Presidential Secretariat.

  • Mine Detection Dog, Zira Having Cleared Minefields Flies Back Home

    03rd May 2017 19:52:33 Hours

    Deeply moving members of the sappers, Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) of the Army bade adieu to their mine-detecting German shepherd, Zira-Yankee during a fond farewell on the eve of the dog’s departure back to the US after a distinguished service of more than six years in Sri Lanka, having cleared over 62,680 sq meters of heavily mine-infested land areas in the war-affected North.

  • Army Engineers in Meetotamulla Drain away Polluted Water, Lay Drainpipes, Put up Soil-Bund & Closely Monitor Methane Levels

    30th April 2017 19:49:44 Hours

    Untiring Sri Lanka Engineer (SLE) troops of the Army, still at work in Meetotamulla on their mettle for prevention of any future recurrence of a catastrophe or a garbage-slide in the area, have now begun to erect a solid soil-bund, bordering the remaining heap of garbage, drain away underneath polluted water......

  • Commander Takes New Year Gifts to Disabled War Heroes at Ragama

    26th April 2017 16:44:46 Hours

    Reminiscent of age-old practices during the times of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the tradition of ‘Negam Yama’ (visit to relatives), was revived Wednesday (26) morning by Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army by calling at the Ragama Ranaviru Sevana (disabled War Heroes’ wellness resort for recuperation and rehabilitation) where a total of 115 injured War Heroes are cared for recuperation and rehabilitation.

  • Pakistan’s NDU Delegation During Courtesy Call Learns More About ‘Humanitarian Operations’

    24th April 2017 20:16:35 Hours

    Head of a 21-member military delegation from Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka as part of their study cum familiarization tour in Sri Lanka, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Monday (24) morning.

  • Army Troops Cover Garbage-Heap with Polythene

    23rd April 2017 10:24:42 Hours

    Dedicated Engineer troops of the Army as of Saturday (22) afternoon, were busy rolling a huge polythene sheet, to cover up the remainder of the garbage heap in order to ensure safety of those still living near the location while the government is fully committed in providing alternative homes and other facilities to the worst-affected in the Meetotamulla garbage dump tragedy.