Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • SLAF Remembers Their Heroes

    THE SRI LANKA Air Force Heroes Day to commemorate 429 valiant heroes who sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of the Motherland was held yesterday (3) at the Ratmalana Air Force Base in front of the Heroes Memorial under the patronage of Air Force Commander Air Vice Marshal Roshan Gunatilleke.(Courtesy : Daily News)
  • Tigers' -œMichael Base- Now Under Army Troops

    WELIOYA: VALIANT TROOPS of the Army, achieving one more dominant position in their WELIOYA offensives against terrorism bagged another area of about 200 sq meters, about seven km north of JANAKAPURA by Friday (4) afternoon after capturing the LTTE's famous “Michael Base”.
  • President offers frank exchange of views with troops and the Police

    Her Excellency, the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga as Commander in Chief of tri-services on Tuesday (26) evening met a cross- section of the military and Police hierarchy with a view to exchanging of views on matters of security concern vis a vis the status quo of the peace process an the P-TOMS.
  • Prime Minister &; Commander extol Japanese gestures of goodwill

    Fluttering Japanese and Sri Lankan national flags at the sports ground at Army Headquarters, Colombo to the tune of Japanese and Sri Lankan national anthems on Sunday (24) marked the formal acceptance of a consignment of four ambulances, one fire-engine and 240 wheel chairs, donated by a team of Japanese philanthropists to the Army for the third consecutive time within a span of three years.
  • Posters in Jaffna want children saved from LTTE

    A poster campaign to resist LTTE 's continuing child abduction and conscription attempts in Jaffna peninsula is now in display, most apparently organized by a section of affected parents in the peninsula.
  • CH &; FC gives tough resistance to win over soldiers

    If luck and fortune has something to do with sports, it was there in the first match of the second round Caltex Rugby tournament played between Army and CH & FC ruggerites on Sunday 27 at Colombo CH grounds. Dashing all hopes, Army Rugby team had to suffer an unexpected defeat in the encounter.
  • Security Forces leave college premises close to heart of Tamils in Point Pedro

    Two school buildings of the Point Pedro based prestigious Hartley College, widely admired and respected by Jaffna\'s Tamil community, which remained occupied by the Sri Lanka Army's Brigade Headquarters for about six years, were vacated on Monday (29) evening in accordance with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the government and the LTTE.
  • Woman Carrying Coconut Shell Explosives Reveal it All

    VAVUNIYA: THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE (STF) yesterday (2) recovered a massive cache of arms and weapons from a house belonging to a Sinhalese in Ambalangodella in the Vavuniya district, following information given by the woman who was nabbed on July 1st while carrying explosives hidden in a coconut shell.