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  • Religious Observances Mark Commander's Completion of Four Years in Office

    General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who completes four years in office on Monday (July 15) as the 19th Commander of the Army, paid obeisance to Triple Gem at Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple in accordance with Buddhist traditions, rites and rituals. Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Nayake Thero, Incumbent, Gangaramaya, together with members of the Maha Sangha, invoked blessings on General Jayasuriya after he was conducted to the shrine and other places of worship before chanting of Seth Pirith blessed him.
  • President Arrives Home to a Tumultuous Welcome

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his retinue after a successful three-day state tour to Russia returned to the island this morning (9) to a tumultuous welcome at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Senior ministers, Parliamentarians, Chief of Defence Staff, Army and Navy Commanders, Inspector General of Police, state secretaries and a large crowd greeted the President on his arrival at Katunayake. President Rajapaksa was conferred an honorary Doctorate by Russians in appreciation of his contribution to the world peace by eradicating LTTE terrorism. During his stay in Russia, President Rajapaksa met his counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and held a series of bilateral talks with many senior state officials.      

  • 643 Brigade Donates Books and a Sewing Machine

    Sri Lanka Army’s 643 Brigade at Muthiyankaddukulam, Mulaitivu donated more than 300 books received from Asia Foundation for the use of students of four schools at Oddusudan recently (28). The books were handed over to be kept at the libraries of the four schools.Meanwhile a sewing machine worth of......
  • Chinese Delegation Reviewing SLMA Auditorium Meets Commander

    The Chinese delegation, currently in Sri Lanka to offer technical assistance to the ongoing Chinese - funded auditorium complex at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa and review its construction progress paid a courtesy call on the Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (18) evening.
  • Army's SLSR Junior Club Offers Breakfast to Children's Orphanage

    The ‘Young Cougars’ Club’, the one and only junior club that brings all youngsters in Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Seva Vanitha families under one umbrella, marking its entry into the field of social services, had a worthwhile cause as its pilot project on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (May 17). The club, founded in late April this year as the brainchild of Major General D.R.A.B Jayatillake, Colonel of the Regiment, SLSR, is spearheaded by.....
  • Artillery School Gives Hearty Welcome to Touring 'Abimansala' Inmates

    A group of 26 Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’ resident War Heroes on their way back after offerings at historic Somawathiya sacred place, off Polonnaruwa, paused at the Gunners’ Club of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) training school at Minneriya on Thursday (3). The school’s Centre Commandant.....

  • Savings Made by Troops Used for Furniture Making at Thelippalai Mahajana Vidyalaya

    Deshamanya Ken Balendra in response to a request, made by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) donated a stock of student desks and chairs to the value of Rs. 1.35 million to the famous Thelippalai Mahajana College. The ceremonial symbolic delivery of the furniture stock, including 25 class chairs and 25 teacher tables....

  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.