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  • 68th Army Anniversary Religious Ceremonies Inaugurated in Kandy

    28th September 2017 22:17:39 Hours

    The inaugural religious ceremony, the precursor to a series of commemorative events lined up in connection with the forthcoming Army Day (Oct 10) and 68th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army took place this morning (28) at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy where sacred relics remain enshrined for veneration.

  • Jaffna People Vested with New Health Facilities Thru Army Expertise

    25th September 2017 12:15:14 Hours

    The most sought service provider to the Nation, the Sri Lanka Army on Sunday (24) made a monumental contribution to the people of Jaffna by vesting them with Army-constructed health facilities in the Waddukkodai and Kayts Regional Hospitals and the Regional Medical Officer’s (RMO) office complex at Marathankerny, Jaffna.

  • Army Commander in Seoul Meets US Army Chief of Staff & Pacific Command

    20th September 2017 12:27:55 Hours

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, currently in Seoul, South Korea attending the Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conference (PACC) sessions had a cordial interaction with General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, United States of America on Wednesday (20) on the sidelines of ongoing four-day sessions of the Conference.

  • Commander Among Delegates in PACC Sessions in Seoul

    19th September 2017 12:57:24 Hours

    Top Army officers from Indo-Asia-Pacific region, including the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, now in Seoul, are attending the four-day Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conference (PACC), themed ‘Unity of Effort: Building Civil-Military Partnerships in Land Force Response to Non-Traditional Security Threats’.

  • 'Exercise Cormorant Strike’ Reaches ‘Critical Engagement’ Phase Before Distinguished Guests

    14th September 2017 12:44:25 Hours

    The Army-pioneered mock Exercise 'Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ Thursday (14) morning saw its one of the most exiting accomplishments, technically identified as the ‘Critical Engagement’ of the Exercise at Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee where a simulated multi-pronged joint amphibious attack on enemy hideouts was carried out.

  • Commander Receives an Appraisal of the Exercise, ‘Cormorant Strike’ at Minneriya

    13th September 2017 18:35:23 Hours

    As the Sri Lanka Army’s state-of-the-art mega Field Training Exercise, ‘Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ is reaching its final phases, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, paid a visit to the Operational Headquarters of the Exercise at Minneriya Infantry Training Centre (ITC) with a view to taking a firsthand glimpse of the proceedings.

  • Grand SLLI ‘Colours Night’ Rekindles Hopes for More & More Quality Army Sportsmen

    13th September 2017 05:47:30 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s mother of all Regiments, Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), which boasts an unblemished record of gallantry and bravery, had his troops recognized Tuesday (12) evening during a mammoth and impressive spectacle staged at the Defence Services College auditorium to award ‘Colours’ to hundreds of SLLI family members.

  • HE the President Receives Update on Defence Hqrs Construction Project

    05th September 2017 17:32:31 Hours

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces made a surprise visit to the new Defence Headquarters complex (DHQC) under construction at Akuregoda, Battaramulla on Tuesday (5), together with Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando and Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army with a view to receiving an update on the progress of the project.

  • Curtains Come Down on 7th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017’ Setting Tone for Continued Deliberations on ‘Extremism’

    29th August 2017 20:55:02 Hours

    The 7th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017’ at the BMICH, the Sri Lanka Army’s annual symposium on security concerns at regional and global level with this year’s thematic focus on ‘Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends’ drew to a close this evening (29) after an assortment of more than 90 world-wide security experts and a gathering of nearly 800 service personnel, distinguished scholars and intellectuals vowed to carry on with the endeavour ..........

  • President Ceremonially Inaugurates Mammoth 'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017'

    28th August 2017 10:35:25 Hours

    Amid reverberating applause and hearty welcome, the curtains were raised this morning (28) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for conduct of the 7th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017’ sessions, the annual flagship project of the Sri Lanka Army with a record number of participants.