Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • 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.
  • Inter-Regimental Drill Competition 2002

    The spectacular and enchanting display of Drills and Band Playing by brave men and women of the Sri Lanka Army, for the first time of its history on Wednesday (18) at Army Headquarters ground, was undoubtedly an unprecedented success of esprit de corps, demonstrated through their unfailing dedication and commitment. More importantly, this novel experience by brave soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army had not only inculcated new dimensions to their bravery in peacetime, but also opened up new vistas of drills and sports for them.
  • Defence Security reviews resettlement schemes in Wanni

    Defence Secretary Austin Fernando, during a recent visit to Vavuniya on 14 September 2002 inspected and reviewed security arrangements in the area and took part in a three-hour long meeting at Vavuniya's Divisional Secretariat, summoned to explore possibilities for resettlement and rehabilitation of the displaced and refugees who are now settled elsewhere due to the conflict in the northeast of the country.
  • Army Tae-kwondo players off to Germany

    Twelve Tae-kwondo players from the Army are to compete at the 16th Tae- kwondo tournament scheduled between 04-11 October 2004 in Germany, announced the Army Tae-kwondo Committee before those players met the acting Commander of the Army, Major General A. M.C. W. B Seneviratne recently to receive his blessings for their challenge.
  • 138th Death Anniversary of Buddhist revivalist, Anagarika Dharmapala commemorated

    The Sri Lanka Army has once again proved that its soldiers are adept not only in warfare but also in mechanical and technical expertise that could be tapped for matters of phenomenally important religious and cultural matters. A case in point is the restoration of the vehicle used by Anagarika Dharmapala, the 19th century Buddhist revivalist to its pristine glory by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Regiment (SLEME), following a request made by Members of Maha Sangha and former Deputy Chief of Staff Major General H. Neil W Dias RWP RSP USP ndc IG to the Sri Lanka Army.
  • First naval chief assumes duties as new Chief Of Defence Staff

    Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri, VSV, USP rcds, MSc (DS), psc, FCMI, who takes on the mantle of the office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) today (15th September 2004), is the first Naval Chief to be elevated to this key appointment in the history of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.
  • Dutch ambassador visits Jaffna

    Exploration of the possibilities of re-settling displaced persons in Jaffna peninsula and how the international community could help in this direction, etc were among a few issues that were taken up by Mrs. Susan Th-Blankhart, Ambassador for Netherlands in Sri Lanka when she met Brigadier D. M. D Alwis, (Brigadier, General Staff) recently at Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna.
  • Pistol-shooting competition produces new records

    The Team Championship in the recently-held Inter-Regiment Practical Pistol-shooting Competition organized by the Army's Small Arms Association was won by the elite Army Commandos. But the overall championship (open section), went to Sergeant P. A.C Prasad of the Gajaba Regiment.