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  • Customary Tea Table Brings New Year Spirits to AHQ

    20th April 2017 14:39:59 Hours

    The customary Sinhala and Tamil New Year get-together at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in the wake of the dawn of the New Year got underway Thursday (20) morning with Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Shares Meals with Rescue & Relief Troops

    18th April 2017 11:37:40 Hours

    Hundreds of Army troops, currently engaged in the arduous task of clearing debris in search of any survivors or victims in the Meetotamulla garbage dump tragedy, received a morale boost this afternoon (17) when Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army mingled with them and sat for a meal in the company of his soldiers while work was on.

  • Multitasking Army Troops at Meetotamulla Busy Providing Relief, Medical & Alternative Facilities

    17th April 2017 16:32:07 Hours

    A multiplicity of different roles and tasks, now being carried out by Army troops in affected Meetotamulla areas, together with members of sister services, Police and the STF, took a different turn this morning (17) with more focus on the survivors while Army rescue operations are still continuing uninterrupted using heavy machinery.

  • May Sinhala & Tamil New Year - 2017 Usher in Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !

    14th April 2017 02:04:00 Hours

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, all Senior Officers, Officers, Other Rankers and Members of the Civil Staff in the Army wish All of You a very Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Tamil New Year 2017 !

  • Inmates at ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ Attidiya Hold Their Own New Year Festival

    13th April 2017 08:22:05 Hours

    On the directions of the Commander of the Army, a ceremony to celebrate the New Year was organized recently at Mihindu Seth Medura, wellness resort for disabled War Heroes. Highlighting the significance of age-old traditions and religious performances, inmates in the Mihindu Seth Medura in the company of their family members of disabled War Heroes celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2017.

  • Disabled War Heroes in Wellness Resorts Get New Crutches & Wheelchairs from President's Office

    10th April 2017 20:53:36 Hours

    HE the President's office with a view to assisting disabled War Heroes under recuperation and rehabilitation at wellness resorts, such as 'Abimansala', 'Mihindu Seth Medura' and 'Ranaviru Sevana' ,donated a stock of 100 pairs of crutches and 10 wheelchairs on account of the full moon Poya Day during a symbolic ceremony at the MoD premises this evening (10).

  • All Ranks Enjoy Army Headquarters’ ‘Soorya Mangallaya’

    07th April 2017 14:49:21 Hours

    The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season across the country made its entry into the Colombo Malay cricket club grounds Friday (07) morning when hundreds of Officers and Other Ranks of the Army Headquarters, joined hands together to celebrate the ‘Soorya Mangallaya’, the annual auspicious event, giving pride of place to traditional New Year games and other associated fun-making events.

  • Late Prelate’s Funeral with State Honours Held Amid a Huge Gathering

    06th April 2017 21:58:09 Hours

    The funeral of Most Ven. Davuldena Sri Gnanissara Maha Nayake Thero, the Supreme prelate of Sri Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha took place this afternoon (6) at Independence Square with full state honours, amid gun salute and a huge gathering of mourners, including prominent members of the Maha Sangha and clergy, HE the President, Prime Minister, Governors, Ministers, Chief Ministers, State Ministers, tri-service Commanders, state officials, et al.

  • 120th Birth Anniversary of General Sir John Kotelawala Commemorated

    05th April 2017 00:08:24 Hours

    The most acclaimed seat of military studies, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in a fitting commemorative ceremony, paid tribute to the KDU architect, General Sir John Kotelawala on his 120th birth anniversary during a special ceremony, held at the KDU premises Tuesday (4 April) evening.

  • Fallen 123 Civil Employees in the Army Transferred Merits in Special ‘Pinkama’

    02nd April 2017 05:15:36 Hours

    An all-night Pirith chanting ceremony and offer of alms to 123 Buddhist monks at Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya (Army Temple) (March 31 - April 1) transferred merits to 123 Civil Employees of the Army who laid their lives alongside Army personnel during the battle for peace before May 2009 and invoked blessings on 16 disabled Civil Employees for speedy recovery.