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  • One More 130 mm Artillery Gun of LTTE Unearthed

    MULLAITTIVU: INFORMATION provided by an informant in custody led the troops to recover one more 130 mm artillery gun from UDAYARKATTU area on Friday (10). As in many other instances, the gun and its accessories including wheels were found buried during a search operation in the area. All parts had been safely packed by the LTTE terrorists in an iron box of 43 ft in length, 4 ft in width and 2 ½ ft in height making it usable on later occasions if chances were found.

  • Army Chief warns Ex-Army Personnel Against Abusing Uniform

    Army Chief Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake yesterday (9) said that the ex-army personnel contesting the forthcoming Provincial Council polls for Southern and Western Provinces shouldn’t wear uniform of any type under any circumstances. Anyone abusing the uniform should be prepared to face the consequences, Lt. Gen. Ratnayake said. Lt. Gen. Ratnayake insisted that the Military Police would take necessary action to prevent ex-personnel from using the uniform for political purposes.

  • Army Disable War Heroes to Compete in World Volley Ball Tournament

    Twelve disable War Heroes of the Army are to participate in the World Championship Volley Ball Tournament, scheduled to be held in Cambodia between July 20 - 30. This is the first time a volley ball team from Sri Lanka has been selected to attend a World Championship Tournament, held overseas. Slovakia, Laos, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Germany, India, Malaysia, Egypt, China, Thailand and Australia are also to be represented in the tournament.
  • Final Touches Given to Independence Day Parade

    Final preparations for conduct of the 67th Independence Day (February 4) are now underway at the Battaramulla Parliament grounds with the rehearsals of the military parade. On Monday (2) morning, accompanied by Mr Uthpala Basnayake, Secretary Defence, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, Commanders of the Navy and Air Force, Inspector General of Police, went to the venue to review the arrangements.
  • VIR 'Ranaviru' Monument Dedicated to Eternal Memory

    At the invitation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, unveiled the new ‘Ranaviru’ Monument at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane and dedicated it to the eternal memory of all those VIR fallen War Heroes during a simple ceremony on Saturday (3).
  • Fox Hill Super Cross - Diyatalawa grandest motor sports event in Sri Lanka

    FOX HILL Super Cross Races will be held in Diyatalawa on 16th and 17th April 2010 for the 18th year. Sports enthusiasts will be able to watch 13 motor car events and 17 motorcycle races announced Brigadier Ruwan Kulathunga.The Army is proud to announce this event after the victory of war. The main objective of the event is to generate funds for.....

  • 22 Division Marks Army Day with Tree Planting

    To coincide with the 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day, the 22 Division Headquarters in Trincomalee launched a tree-planting campaign in their camp premises and outside pathways on 10th October with the participation of hundreds of troops. Brigadier D. Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division inaugurated the programme after planting a few coconut and jak saplings in the 22 Division Headquarters premises.
  • Army New Year Festival Held on Low Key

    The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season across the country made its entry to the Colombo Malay Cricket Club grounds Friday (10) morning as both officers and soldiers of the Army Headquarters joined hands together to celebrate the auspicious event, giving prominence to the traditional New Year games and other associated events.
  • US Delegation Enlightened on Army Roles in Jaffna

    A high level 10-member US delegation, currently in Sri Lanka during a tour to Jaffna met Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Sunday (27). The delegation comprised Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Mr James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and South Asia Mr. Vikram Singh.....
  • Pakistan's NDU Delegation at Army Headquarters Learns More about Army Contribution to Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    A 21-member delegation of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour, arrived at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (22) afternoon. A representative group of members of the delegation, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office after all the delegates were welcomed on arrival at the Army Headquarters premises.