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  • First Foreign Diplomat Calls On New Commander of the Army

    Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wu Jianghao Tuesday (13) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the latter’s office at Army Headquarters. Sri Lanka-based Mr Wu Jianghao is the first foreign diplomat to have called on the Commander upon his assumption of office on August 1, 2013. The four-member Chinese delegation, headed by the ambassador was comprised of Senior Colonel Li Chen Glin, the newly appointed Defence Attaché and two other diplomats.
  • Army Tradesmen's Skills Appreciated in New Pettah 'Gold Centre ' Opening

    4 Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) tradesmen of the Sri Lanka Army on Friday (5) evening, in what could be called another milestone on the path to recovery and development, transformed the former St John Fish Market at Pettah to be a hub of gold, 'Colombo Gold Centre" and vested it with the public during a ceremony, attended by Hon Basil Rajapaksa (MP), Minister of Economic Development and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and a host of other invitees.
  • Army Band Backs Ranaviru Sevana Entertainment

    Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLRDC) Seva Vanitha Branch, with a view to entertaining War Heroes under rehabilitation at Ragama Ranaviru Sevana organized a musical evening on Wednesday (3).  Additional Secretary (Technical) to the Ministry of Defence Mr Udeni Wickramasinghe graced the occasion as the chief guest, accompanied by SLRDC Chairman Mr. Harshan de Silva and President.....

  • SFHQ-S Troops Join Hands Together to Fight 'Dengue' Epidemic

    Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters, South (SFHQ-S) joined hands together with the officials of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) office at Homagama and Homagama Pradeshiya Sabhawa for eradication of fast spreading Dengue epidemic in the area after launching an inspection project.
  • 'Preventing Aviation Terrorism is a Collective Responsibility' - Air Vice Marshal Dias

    The opening session on the final day (Sept 2) in the Defence Seminar 2015 witnessed an elaborate presentation on ‘Emerging Aviation Threats; Challenges to National Security’ where Air Vice Marshal Sumangala Dias, Director Logistics spoke at length and explained about the possible aviation threats in the future after submitting a detailed account of the series of experiences Sri Lanka and other nations underwent.
  • SLEME Seva Vanitha Donates House to Dead Soldier's Family

    SRI LANKA Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment Seva Vanitha Unit succeeded in donating a complete house to the next of kin of a SLEME soldier who recently died of cancer. Private I.U. Gunawardena (S/2M00746) of 2 SLEME unexpectedly passed away leaving behind members of his family who had been depending on him for survival. Mrs. Chandrika Perera, President SLEME Seva Vanitha Unit.....

  • Late Major General Udumalagala's Funeral with Military Honours Takes Place on Wednesday (30)

    The military funeral of late Major General Susil Udumalagala (Rtd) RSP Ldmc of Gemunu Watch, Sri Lanka Army takes place on Wednesday (30) at Galle Samanala esplanade with full honours. He passed away on Thursday (24) night after a long illness. Major General Udumalagala, who had served a number of key appointments in the Army before his retirement last February joined the Army on 6 February 1980 and received commissions as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981.
  • War Heroes Month Starts Tomorrow (7)

    A RANAWIRU wrist band and a miniature flag will be presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow at Temple Trees to commemorate War Heroes Month from May 07 to June 07. Addressing the media yesterday at the MCNS, Additional Secretary Defence Ministry Willie Gamage said it is important to pay respect to soldiers who sacrificed their lives or were disabled in protecting the country from terrorists for over 25 years. Therefore, War Heroes Month will be held from May 07 to June 07 to respect the war heroes. He observed that many programs and activities including religious ceremonies will be held to commemorate the War Heroes Month.

  • Commander of the Army Meets Indonesian Commander & High Ranking Defence Officials

    The Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during a four day official tour to the Republic of Indonesia called on the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army General George Toisutta and several high ranking Indonesian defence officials. The tour took place from 30th March to 02nd April. As one of the most important meetings in his itinerary, General Jayasuriya met his Indonesian counterpart, General George Toisutta at his official quarters in Jakarta and discussed matters of mutual interest and importance.