Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Indian Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash meets acting Army Commander

    Chief of the Naval Staff, India Admiral Arun Prakash PVSM AVSM VrC VSM ADC who is currently on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Acting Commander of the Army, Major General A. M. C. W. B. Seneviratne on Monday (13) morning at his office at the Army Headquarters.
  • Sinha Soldiers' Commitment Lauded

    SECRETARY DEFENCE MR. GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSA, on an invitation extended to him by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, paid a visit to the Regimental Headquarters of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment at Ambepussa Friday (01).
  • LTTE Terrorists Threaten Doctors

    AMPARA: TWO ARMED LTTE TERRORISTS at about 3.30 - 4.00 a.m. on Tuesday (20) held a pistol to the head of one of the two doctors who were Sinhalese working at the THIRUKKOVIL hospital and threatened to kill them unless they left the hospital immediately. The SLMM was informed. Muslim Grama Niladhari Shot By LTTE AMPARA: GRAMA NILADHARI MOHIDEEN BAWA NURDEEN attached to the SAMANTHURAI Police was abducted from his house at No. 2, MOHIDEEN Mawatha, KALATCHCHAL at about 8.00 p.m. on Monday (19) by a LTTE terrorist armed with a T-56. He was later shot about 50 yards away from his home. Investigations are proceeding.
  • Human rights, now a key subject in the Army

    The ninth Officer Instructor course on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (IHL & HR), initiated by the Army's Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for members of the Armed Forces began at Panagoda Army Cantonment on Tuesday (31) morning attended by a host of distinguished guests.
  • Peace Secretariat Chief on visit to Jaffna

    Mr Jayantha Dhanapala, Secretary General, Secretariat for Co-ordinating Peace Process (SCOPP), who is held in high esteem at international diplomatic relations, visited Jaffna peninsula, Monday, August 09 in order to meet religious dignitaries, Government Officials, Chiefs of the Security Forces and a representative gathering of public and non-governmental agencies.

    Contemporary military leader par excellence, Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc, the archetype of Sri Lankan soldier and one of the most loved, ardent and illustrious advocates of peace exactly thirteen years ago on a day like today (8th August), made the supreme sacrifice with nine other War Heroes in an LTTE orchestrated explosion at Araly Point in Kayts, Jaffna. His death anniversary with other fallen heroes is commemorated today in Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Vavuniya and many other areas in the island.