Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • SLLI troops bound for Haiti bids au revoir

    The Sri Lanka Army, much admired by the common folks as Guardians of the Nation made history this morning (8th September 2004) when its UN bound peace-keeping troops formally bade au revoir at a colourful military ceremony held at Panagoda Army Cantonment graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General S. H. S Kottegoda and a host of other Senior Officers of the Army.
  • Alma Mater felicitates her second Army Commander

    The Old Boys\' Association (OBA) at S Thomas\' College, Mount Lavinia, paying a glittering tribute to one of its illustrious old products, Lieutenant General S. H. S Kottegoda on Monday (6) felicitated him on his assumption of duties as the 17th Commander of the Army in a service of prayer, praise, worship, thanksgiving and dedication held at the college premises.
  • Sri Lanka Army joins international forces in Haiti

    The battlefield-experienced Sri Lanka Army with its life span of 55 years made history again on Saturday (25th September 2004) when its Commander Lieutenant General S. H. S Kottegoda extended his best wishes and bade au revoir to his military men bound for Haiti on UN Peacekeeping missions en masse for the first time in Army's history.
  • Differently-able Army sportsmen go for para-Olympics

    Sri Lanka Army\'s differently-able soldiers, now geared to fly to Athens, Greece for 2004 Para-Olympics games met Army Commander Lt. Gen S. H. S Kottegoda in his office this morning (Monday, 06) to receive his blessings for their arduous undertaking at international level.
  • Commander Lt. Gen Kottegoda talks to his men in Jaffna

    Lieutenant General S.H.S.Kottegoda, Commander of the Army on his first official tour to Jaffna during this weekend after his recent assumption of office met a cross section of the Army troops deployed in the peninsula and shared his thoughts with them.
  • Royal Military Course on IHL begins

    A special course together with a workshop on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), conducted by a board of Legal Advisors from the Royal Military for Sri Lankan Military Officers, is now in progress at the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Rangala camp.
  • SLMM Head meets Jaffna Commander to review security situation

    Representatives of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) with a view to taking stock of the security situation at ground level recently met Major General S.D.Tennakoon, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-(J)) and north-based senior military officers.
  • Sri Lankan Armed Forces make history joining UN troops

    Marking an important milestone in the country's defence history, the first ever UN contingent of Sri Lankan troops of all three Armed Forces took their leave of the beloved ones, Senior Officers and their workmates on Friday (30) evening after a brief send-off ceremony at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
  • Army chief's coincidental meeting with Thai monks pays dividends

    A coincidental meeting, Commander Lt General Shantha Kottegoda and his wife, Mrs Sonia Kottegoda, has had with a team of Thai monks at the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) premises while the Commander was on a private visit, paid dividends after those Thai monks visited the Army Headquarters on Monday (26) with donations to children of Ranaviru families.
  • Commander shares views with soldiers during his visit to the east

    Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army, deployed in areas under 23 Division Headquarters in Minneriya received a surprise audience with their Commander, Lieutenant General S.H.S Kottegoda when the Army Commander on Friday (23) went there with a view to addressing any issues or grievances that are associated with their performance of duties.