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  • Pakistan's New Defence Attache Greets Commander

    The newly-appointed Defence Attaché to the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo, Colonel Mohammed R Irshad Khan, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnyake at his office, Army Headquarters Tuesday (26) afternoon. The meeting discussed possibilities for Regiment to Regiment exchange programmes......

  • Army Tennis Champions Receive Accolades

    The Inter Regiment Tennis Championship Tournament - 2015, organized by the Army Tennis Committee, was held at the Army Tennis Complex in Narahenpita on Friday (7), amid a large gathering of Tennis fans. The tournament saw Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) and Gajaba Regiment (GR) tennis players in the Team Event category shone as Champions........
  • Officers & Other Ranks Educated on Civil Approaches

    Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi, (SFHQ-KLN) made hundreds of its troops learn about civil coordinating affairs and other psychological approaches during a workshop held recently at SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Two officers of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations conducted the lectures for 92 officers and 158 other ranks......
  • Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, appreciative of the bravery, shown by Private M.P.S.S Sanjeewa of 19 Gemunu Watch (GW) in 593 Brigade who rescued the life of the drowning 14-month infant at Keppapilau model village, Mullaittivu, promoted him to the rank of Lance Corporal after inviting him to the Commander’s office Thursday (16) afternoon.
  • -œUndaunted Leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the key to Humanitarian Operations Victory- - PM Tells Newly Commissioned Officers

    THE CEREMONIAL passing out parade of 100 Officer Cadets at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa occurred Friday (24) attended by Prime Minister D. M. Jayarathne as Chief Guest. These newly commissioned officers, including five trained in India is Military Academy, are from the Regular Officer Cadet Intake 67, Intake 69 and Short Commission Intake 17A. Officer Cadets of Intake 67 read for a Bachelors Degree in Defence Studies awarded by the University of Sabaragamuwa.

  • Dependent War Hero's Maiden Song Out

    ‘Oba Handanawaa Mata Aehenawaa – Oba Handanawaa Mata Denenawaa’, the latest hit, sung by visually and physically-handicapped ‘Abimansala’ inmate at Anuradhapura, Lance Corporal Charith Kularuwan Kulathilaka of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), was recently presented to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake during a recent visit to Anuradhapura.
  • Commander Visits Vadamarachchi, Reviews Commitment of Troops

    The Commander of the Army during his tour to Jaffna visited Task Force 7 and 55 Division in Iyyakachchi area Sunday (3) to review the progress and the well-being of the soldiers in those areas. On arrival, the Commander was accorded a Guard Turnout by the soldiers at the entrance to the Task Force 7. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya unveiled a plaque and planted a tree sapling in the Task Force 7 camp premises to mark his visit.

  • 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.