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  • 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.

  • Cultural Show Pays Tribute to Invaluable Services of Tri Service War Heroes, Police & Civil Security Department Personnel

    15th June 2017 17:18:03 Hours

    The cultural spectacle, ‘Sanhindiyawai - Sangrama Shakthiyayi’, a tribute to invaluable services and heroic acts of War Heroes of tri services, Police and the Civil Security Department, got underway at the Independence Square Wednesday (14) evening, amidst a distinguished gathering, headed by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

  • On the Eve of His Retirement, Chief of Defence Staff Pays Courtesy Call on the Commander

    14th June 2017 15:48:36 Hours

    On the eve of his retirement, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva Wednesday (14) morning at the Army Headquarters.

  • Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff, Now in Sri Lanka Calls on Commander of the Army

    12th June 2017 14:11:25 Hours

    Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M), Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy, now in Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Navy, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva on Monday (12) morning at the Army Headquarters. Major General Shavendra Silva, Adjutant General of the Army Headquarters received the visiting Navy Chief of Pakistan on arrival and ushered him to the saluting dais at the parade grounds.

  • Commander Inaugurates Relic Exposition at Buddangala Monastery

    09th June 2017 20:13:36 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, joining a meritorious Poson programme at Ampara Buddangala Aaranya Senasanaya (monastery) as the Chief Guest this morning (9) inaugurated the exposition of sacred relics of the Buddha and his two disciples, Ven Sariputta and Ven Moggallana Theros as the main highlight of the Poson programme at the monastery.

  • Commander Observes Landslide-Affected Morawaka & Other Southern Areas

    06th June 2017 05:59:39 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, this morning (5), accompanied by several Senior Officers visited flood affected areas in Morawaka, Akuressa and Matara in the South with the objective of receiving an update on ongoing post-disaster developments, status quo of emergency relief services and preparedness for eventualities, if any.

  • Jaffna University Students Show Solidarity with Affected Southern Students

    02nd June 2017 19:00:47 Hours

    In what could be described as a gesture that would help bring about reconciliation with their counterparts in the South, a representative group of undergraduates of the University of Jaffna, in a unique symbol of fellowship and understanding, were in Colombo on Friday (2) to purchase school accessories for distribution among more than 400 flood-affected students in Molkawa, Kukuleganga area.

  • (Update): Troops Join Distribution of Food Parcels & Continuing Relief Operations

    01st June 2017 14:20:12 Hours

    Flood relief operations undertaken by Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), 14 Division, 58 Division, 141 Brigade, 142 Brigade, 581 Brigade, 582 Brigade, 583 Brigade, a few training centres.....

  • (Update) : Army Troops Clear Main Roads & Make Them Motorable

    30th May 2017 13:33:33 Hours

    Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Monday (29) supervised ongoing Army road clearance work in several areas of the Ratnapura District, together with a few Senior Officers, including Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces - West who is also in charge of overall rescue and relief operations of the Army.

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  • (Update) : Army Troops Prevent Nilwala River Bank Burst & Determinedly Continue Relief Roles

    29th May 2017 17:28:43 Hours

    Continuing Army humanitarian search, rescue and relocation operations, using troop carriers, bachoes, excavators, trailers, boats and all other types of machinery, have moved into top gear, although torrential rains in many worst-affected areas across the country, had subsided in the past 48 hours.