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  • Army - Renovated Chapel in Jaffna St. Henry's College Opened

    The chapel at Jaffna St. Henry’s College, Ilavalai renovated by the troops of the 14 Gemunu Watch(GW) of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was opened by  Major General Nanadana Udawatta, Commander, SFHQ-J on Tuesday (07). Mr. Philip R. Constantine, Vice President, Old Boys’ Association in the UK and his fellow donors sponsored the renovation of the chapel.
  • SFHQ-West Troops Respond to Threats of Floods, Landslides & Dengue

    Troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) provided meals to flood-affected Walpolakanda North displaced people, now housed at Walpolakanda Poshanaramaya in Kurunegala district. A total of 54 people of 17 families affected badly with landslides and floods in Walpolakanda North thus received meals on the instructions of the 143 Brigade headquarters.
  • Traditional Food Values to be Re-introduced at Army's First Exhibition of Culinary Arts & Skills

    All is set to open the first-ever grand Exhibition of Culinary Arts and Skills of Army personnel (Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014) in Nuwara Eliya, beginning April 15 when the area adorns festive garbs during the seasonal ‘Wasantha Udanaya’ in the coming week, announced Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), the chief organizer behind the initiation of the programme, on a conceptual......
  • Final Touches to Matara 'Army Searchlight Tattoo' Underway

    Final arrangements are fast nearing completion to the year’s second mammoth spectacle, the ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ in the southern Matara town, during Sept 23-25, beginning at 2.30 p.m. on all three days. The fore-runner to the Army’s 62nd anniversary celebrations in early October, is to take place at Uyanwatta esplanade.....
  • Military Formality Revived: SLA 'Guest Night' Raises a Toast to HE

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA),  the regiment honoured by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (23) by awarding President’s and Regimental Colours, had their formal ‘Guest Night’ and the banquet on Wednesday (24) evening at Hotel Hilton Colombo. The historic and momentous formality the Army has inherited from the times of the colonial days, assumed greater significance and dignity this evening (24) when the Commander-in-Chief......

  • New Korean Ambassador Greets Commander

    Colombo-based new Ambassador for Republic of Korea Mr Chang Won-sam, showing his goodwill towards the Sri Lanka Army, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (17) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.
  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of the world’s oldest gun as a souvenir of goodwill, excellent relations and close cooperation that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone

    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there......

  • Maldives Defence Chief One Among the First to Arrive for Defence Seminar

    Maldives’ Chief of Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam ndc psc of National Defence Force was one among top military delegates who arrived in Sri Lanka to attend the Defence Seminar - 2014 beginning on Monday (18). The visiting Chief of Defence Force after attending Defence Seminar sessions is expected to call on Commander of the Army, Commander of the Air Force and top senior officers after he graces ‘Para Games  - 2014’ on August 20 at Sugathadasa Stadium.