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  • Visiting Indian Military Officers Learn More of Wanni Operation during Meeting with Army Commander

    A VISITING delegation of Indian military officers who are currently following Higher Command Course of India met Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this afternoon (26) at Army Headquarters as part of their familiarization with military establishments in Sri Lanka. The delegation, headed by Brigadier Moni Chandi and Brigadier Param Virsingh of the Directing Staff comprised ten senior officers from the Indian Army and three senior officers from the Indian Air Force. Prior to the meeting between the Army Commander and the delegation, Director General Operations at Army Headquarters.....

  • Total Number of IDPs Reaching Cleared Areas Goes up

    MULLAITTIVU: IN ADDITION to three-hundred and one (301) civilians who reached PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU on Friday (10), three- hundred and five (305) more civilians reached the same area the same day evening. With that the total number of civilians reached Army controlled areas increased to sixty-seven thousand and ten (67,010).

  • Japanese Delegation Gifts Ambulance & Fire Engine to the Army

    A group of Japanese philanthropists extended their support to the Sri Lanka Army by donating an imported ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at the Narahenpita Army Hospital premises on Saturday (12). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the team of Japanese donors and Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.............
  • Motor Racing Enthusiasts Throng Saliyapura 'Gajaba Supercross'

    Gajaba Supercross-2013’, the year’s stunning Grand Prix on Sunday (01) in Rajarata at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Headquarters (GR) drew a massive crowd of spectators. Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Commander of the Army attended the motor racing ceremony as the Chief Guest, together with Major General Sumedha Perera and......
  • Chinese Donors Gift TV Units to War Heroes

    A six-member delegation of Chinese donors from Leopard Motors (Pvt) Ltd, chaired by Mr Heming Zhu, together with Mrs Pan Lin Lin, Directress of the same company and five more members, gifted 20 LED TV sets for the use of War Heroes to the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Friday (19) in an appreciative gesture.
  • Commander Shares His Experiences with Command & Staff College Students

    Student Officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for Defence Services personnel, had the rare opportunity of listening to a lecture of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29). The students belonging to all three forces inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies listened to this lecture as a part of their training for Passed Staff College qualification (psc) at the DSCSC. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya was received by the Commandant DSCSC Major General N. A. Ranasinghe on arrival.

  • Army Devotional Songs Recital Pay Tribute to 'Poson' Phenomenon

    A section of officers and soldiers, attached to the Army Buddhist Association with the coordination of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), paid homage to the memory of Arhat Mihindu Thero and his arrival in Sri Lanka on Poson Full Moon Poya Day during a colourful Bhakthi Gee (devotional songs) concert, held on Friday (15) evening at the Defence Services School auditorium. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.....

  • Schols & Housing Loans to Ranaviru Children & Disable War Heroes Awarded

    SIXTY-EIGHT sons and daughters of late War Heroes and disable War Heroes on Wednesday (20) received a stimulus for their studies under the fifth phase of the Ranaviru Scholarship Scheme, sponsored by Ministry of Defence (MoD) Seva Vanitha Branch, presided by Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa. The ceremony to award scholarships to those children and interest-free housing loans to the next of kin of War Heroes......

  • All Set to Display Success Story of 50 Years of Army Athletics on Grand Scale

    The countdown to the 50th Anniversary Army Athletics Championship Tournament, supplemented with a Grand Exhibition, Launch of a new book on Army Athletics, Issue of a First-day Stamp Cover and a Felicitation Ceremony, has begun with dates fixed for November 26 - 28 for inter-regiment events at Sugathadasa National Stadium......