Sri Lanka Army

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  • Army Listens to Retired Security Forces Personnel in Jaffna

    FORMER SERVICE PERSONNEL and Police officers residing in Jaffna after their retirement were awarded a rare opportunity for interaction with serving military officers and submission of grievances, if any, following an initiative taken by 52 Division Commander on the instructions of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces, Jaffna (SF-J).

  • Old Dharmasokians Appreciate Commander's Role

    PAST Pupils' Association in Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College paid their tribute to General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army, himself a distinguished and an outstanding old product of the college for his contribution to the successful elimination of the LTTE terrorism that lasted for over 30 years.

  • Army Cyclist Secures 3rd Place in Air Force Cycle Race

    Twelve cyclists of the Army who took part in the three-day long (March 15-17) ‘Air Force Cycle Tour’ organized by Sri Lanka Air Force did well and carried away prizes and certificates. Of them Lance Corporal Lakshman Wijerathne of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) secured the third place covering all three stages of the cycle race. The race started from Colombo toured Puttalam, Kurunegala and Dambulla areas and ended up in Colombo covering a distance of about 457 kms.....
  • Army's Bronze Medalist Promoted to Rank of Sergeant; Army Cash Gifts to be Awarded by HE, President

    Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya, who carved a niche for himself in the annals of Sri Lanka’s Paralympic History, by bringing the first-ever Bronze Medal, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (13) morning, in less than 20 hours of his arrival in his motherland. His meeting with the Army Chief in the company of a host of senior officers was considered a twice-blessed event since....

  • Private Sector Offers 300 Jobs to Youngsters in Jaffna

    NEARLY 300 unemployed young men and women in the Jaffna peninsula are to receive employment openings in the garment industry sector immediately after a brief training given to them. Following an initiative launched by Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ - J), on the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who recently toured Jaffna....

  • SLLI 'Paabala Melaa' Begins at Hikkaduwa

    ‘Paabala Melaa’, the Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) Trade Fair and Carnival for fund-raising,  was declared opened by  Major General Amal Karunasekara, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI as the chief guest at Hikkaduwa public ground today (19) at 2.00 p.m. Several Senior Officers and Other Ranks, together with a large gathering participated in the event.

  • 59 Division Anniversary Events Select 'Strongest Soldier'

    Religious and military formalities marked the series of the 7th anniversary commemorative arrangements of the 59 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). On the directions of Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division, the ceremonies started with an all night Pirith chanting plus a Heel Daana (breakfast), the following day (Dec 12). 
  • Donor Given Garments Distributed Among Civilians

    A stock of ready-made garments, donated by Mr Thyagaraj Kanthakumar for the use of civilians in Velankulam, Madukulam, Sinnathampanai and Senkadapaddai villagers in the 61 Division Headquarters area were distributed on Tuesday (12) during a brief ceremony at 61 Division Headquarters’ indoor stadium.