Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Defence Minister Meets Security Forcess Personnel

    A briefing on unfolding peace prospects and its related developments, now in the making following the consensual agreement made between the Sri Lankan government and LTTE, was made by Hon.Thilak Marapana, Minister of Defence before hundreds of members of the armed forces during his visit to Wanni and Minneriya areas on Sunday (22).
  • Press Release (04/26) Army Headquarters -“ 23 September 2004 at 15.30 hrs

    The Mines Advisory Group (MAG), engaged in de-mining activities in Batticaloa area refutes media claims that dead bodies in the attack on the LTTE camp at Periya Pullumalai on 07th September 2004 were carried to a nearby Army camp on MAG vehicles, or that the de-miners heard Sinhalese language being spoken by fleeing attackers.
  • Commander lays foundation stone for library building

    The Commander of the Army, Lt Gen S.H.S.Kottegoda, attended the ceremony of laying the foundation stone to the proposed new library building and the Relics chamber at the Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya this morning (23 Sept).

    Recent opening of a new nursery for the benefit of kiddies of Army personnel at the Military Garrison at Diyatalawa was to fulfil one of long-felt requirements of the families of Army Officers and Other Ranks resident in the area.
  • Bangladesh and Canadian diplomats meet SF authorities in Jaffna

    Ahigh-level Canadian delegation was in Jaffna during this weekend (20 September 2003), as part of their itinerary connected to a visit to the northeast of Sri Lanka. The delegation, led by Sri Lanka\'s High Commissioner for Canada Ms. V Raymond, Adviser on Political and Economic affairs, Ms. Elizabeth Jones and Mr. Joe William, Adviser for Development, met Deputy Security Forces Commander in Jaffna, Major General D. Rathnasabhapathy where the delegation was briefed on the current security situation in the peninsula.
  • Late Mr Rajaratnam's wife gives away donations in memory of her husband.

    Racial harmony, if not the so-called ethnic co-existence among all communities of this island-nation society, right throughout the history of Sri Lanka, remained a healthy bond of friendship and understanding, though some racial clashes over minor incidents had intermittently sparked off violence in the past. More importantly ethnic harmony is the one and only integral segment essentially needed for any nation's forward march and prosperity. T. N. S Rajaratnam, now a resident in the Middle East was recently in Sri Lanka on holiday with his wife and members of the family but became a contributor to a unique gesture of goodwill and ethnic brotherhood.
  • Army Service Corps carries away trophy for Best Driver

    A campaign, initiated by the Sri Lanka Army in cooperation with Marga Mithuro, to create public awareness and discipline both Army drivers as well as road-users got underway at Jayawardenepura Parliament grounds during the weekend.

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) emerged overall winner at the Sri Lanka Army Cricket Championship 2003 when they battled against Sri Lanka Corps Military Police (SLCMP) amidst a large crowd of enthusiasts and cricket fans at the CCC grounds last Thursday (18).
  • CDS &; Army Commander Visit Worst-Hit Muhamalai

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka visited Jaffna on Saturday (02) to review the present security situation there.
  • Inter - Regimental Wrestling Tournament 2002 makes new records

    Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army Engineers Regiment carried away the overall performance trophy at Inter-Regimental Wrestling Tournament 2002 (novices), played recently at Panagoda Army Cantonment indoor stadium, but the shield for Runners-up was claimed by Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment team who offered a tough resistance to their rival in all events.