Sri Lanka Army

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  • Most Deserving Veheratenna Re-settlers Get Four More Army-Built New Houses

    13th February 2017 13:50:48 Hours

    A combined effort of the 62 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) with sponsorship provided by private donors saw four more new houses, built at Veheratenna resettled village in the Wanni, were vested in four most-needed families during a brief ceremony held on Saturday (11).

  • Army Resource Personnel in CBRN Response Squadron Contribute to Course on Chemical Incidents

    08th February 2017 19:09:39 Hours

    Members of the Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron, formed recently as a conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army to meet with any catastrophic chemical emergencies have been invited to take part as resource personnel......

  • Commander & All Ranks Contribute to ‘National Physical Fitness Week’

    06th February 2017 09:25:12 Hours

    With the intention of promoting awareness in physical fitness among members of the Army, a physical training programme, headed by the Commander of the Army, got underway Monday (6) morning at Muththukumaru ground inside the Panagoda Army Cantonment.

  • ‘National Unity’ Takes Pride of Place in National Independence Day Parade

    04th February 2017 11:23:13 Hours

    Mother Sri Lanka entered a new era of peace and prosperity on Saturday (4), commemorating her 69th National Independence Day under the theme, ‘National Unity’ in a simple, yet dignified ceremony at the Galle Face Green which also heralded the commitment for eradication of poverty and the prospects for economic stability, reconciliation and harmony.

  • President Opens Army-Built New Ward Complex for ‘Dengue’ Patients at IDH

    02nd February 2017 17:56:16 Hours

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Hon Minister of Health, Dr Rajitha Senaratne Thursday (2) morning opened the Army-built new pre-fabricated building complex for Dengue patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) premises at Gotatuwa, Angoda.

  • Most Sought Service Provider Joins Hands with Sister Services to Fight Against ‘Dengue’

    01st February 2017 17:53:11 Hours

    In the wake of fast increasing threat of Dengue epidemic in the Western Province, hundreds of ever-alert tri-service (Army, Navy, Air Force) personnel, together with members of the Civil Security Department, jointly carried out extensive cleaning projects inside 60 school premises in the Colombo District on Wednesday (1).

  • Prestigious Sinha Regiment Makes History: President’s Truncheon Awarded in Grand Ceremony

    30th January 2017 19:51:29 Hours

    The ceremonial award of the first-ever President’s Truncheon and the Regimental Truncheon to one of the most respected infantry units, Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), an event unheard and unprecedented in the annals of the Sri Lanka Army, but identical in many ways to that of the presentation of President’s Colours to regiments, took place at Ambepussa SLSR Regimental Headquarters on Monday (30).........

  • Jaffna Troops Continue to Support Dengue Eradication Drive in Jaffna Schools

    29th January 2017 08:31:09 Hours

    A large contingent of more than 1000 Officers and Army soldiers of 51, 52 and 55 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) within a span of a week (Jan 14-22) enthusiastically conducted separate Dengue Eradication Programmes in 143 more rural schools in the Jaffna peninsula.

  • ‘Colours’ Awarded to Army Achievers in Dignified Ceremony at Nelum Pokuna

    27th January 2017 23:21:31 Hours

    One more most enthusiastic and prestigious project of the Sri Lanka Army, ‘Colours Night - 2016’ that recognizes and acclaims exceptional skills of Army sportsmen and women, glittered in the Nelum Pokuna auditorium Friday (27) evening in the presence of a gathering of distinguished invitees, including the Minister of Sports, Defence Secretary, Secretary to State Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force.

  • Dead Soldier’s Family Moves into New House at Sampathnuwara

    25th January 2017 16:24:10 Hours

    17 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), thanks to the voluntary patronage, extended by the ‘Aarya Foundation’ and the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA), completed the construction of a new house for a fellow-soldier of the 5 (V) SLNG who died of a heart attack at Sampathnuwara while serving the 5 (V) SLNG Headquarters in Thanthirimalai in 2014 and vested it in the family on Wednesday (25) during a simple ceremony.