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  • Colossal Multi-Functional Building & Sports Projects Adorn VIR Infantrymen's Headquarters

    Infantrymen of the Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), who played a commendable role behind elimination of ruthless terrorism from the Mother, Lanka a few years ago, were overjoyed to see that their Regimental Headquarters at Boyagane, Kurunegala, emerge a fully-fledged complex with all new amenities on hand, beginning Thursday (14).
  • Yakkala & Alawwa 'Ranaviru Apparels' Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2013 during a glittering ceremony at the BMICH on Tuesday (22).
  • Foreign Experts to be Invited to Army's 'Defence Seminar-2012' on Post-War 5Rs

    Sri Lanka Army, acclaimed now world-wide as one of the best counter terrorist forces in the millennium, is set to place its new diversified 5R ‘peace warrior’ roles visa-a-vis post-war development assignments before the world during the forthcoming 2nd Defence Seminar 2012 on the theme ‘Towards Lasting Peace & Stability’. The three-day Defence Seminar fixed for Aug 8-10, expected to be addressed by subject experts from foreign countries, is largely centered on post-war spheres of Rehabilitation.....
  • 12 Division Assist Medical Clinics in Hambantota

    12 Division, together with 122 Brigade, 10(V) Gemunu Watch and 18 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) assisted the conduct of a medical clinic during July 4-5 at Yahangala Primary School and Beralihela Junior School for the patients in the Hambantota District, under the directions of Brigadier W.A.N.M. Weerasinghe, General Officer Commanding, 12 Division.

  • Russia's Support During Battle Against Terror Appreciated

    DURING discussions with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov yesterday, Foreign Minister Bogollagama conveyed the appreciation of the Government of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation for the unstinted support during her fight against terrorism. Minister Bogollagama Russia had helped Sri Lanka not only by condemning terrorism but also by providing tangible support. He said Russia’s assistance had come despite informal pressures exerted by some misguided entities in the international community on her to desist from backing Sri Lanka.

  • 521 Brigade's Dental Clinic Treats Point Pedro Students

    More than 378 students at Point Pedro Thumapalai Sivaprakash School were made to get their oral hygiene examined during a mobile dental clinic, organized by the 521 Brigade on Thursday (6) at the same school premises. Supported by Manthikai Hospital and its mobile dental service unit, the arrangement offered medical treatment to......
  • Recovered LTTE's T-55 MBT Back on Wheels

    MULLAITTIVU: THE LTTE’s T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) recovered by the Army troops from the west of PUTUMATTALAN in MULLAITTIVU a few days ago was restored to working condition by Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Tuesday (7). The tank had been toppled and half sunk under the soil due to Air Force bombing while terrorists were using it against the troops. During clearing operations conducted by the troops subsequent to expel of Tigers from the area, this MBT was unearthed and repaired by the 5th Regiment SLAC. It was all evident that the LTTE had been using this tank with 100 mm caliber and 6900 m effective fire range until the last moment. This was the first time that the troops found a T-55 Main Battle Tank from the LTTE.

  • Army Woman Footballers Beat Maldivian National Team

    Sri Lanka Army woman footballers in a friendly encounter with the visiting national team of the Maldivian women football team emerged victorious by two goals (2-0). The match played at Island City League grounds was witnessed by a large gathering of football fans and military officers.
  • SLLI Wins Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship

    The Army Inter Regiment Volleyball Tournament that was competed by players of all the Regiments drew to a close on Thursday (10) evening at the Sugathadasa Stadium amid a colourful cultural spectacle. Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest watched the final encounter between Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) and Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) players, together with a host of invitees and volleyball fans.
  • Commander Directs Director of Legal Services To Initiate Court of Inquiry into Horowpatana Incident After Suspending Four SLNG Soldiers Forthwith

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on hearing the alleged incident in Horowpatana where four Sri Lankan National Guard (SLNG) soldiers were involved, assured the Police of all possible assistance and cooperation to bring the offenders to justice. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, simultaneously directed the Army Director of  Legal Services to convene a Court of Inquiry.....