Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Air Force Shells Tiger Position

    VAVUNIYA: AN IDENTIFIED LTTE position posing a great threat to the Forward Defence Line (FDL) at PERIYATHAMPANE in VAVUNIYA was shelled by Air Force fighter jets this morning (25) around 9.45 a.m.
  • LTTE Pistol Men Gun Down Youth

    BATTICALOA: A NINETEEN year old youth was shot dead by Tiger pistol men Thursday (25) morning at about 8.00 a.m. on a road closer to his residence in the general area of MAVADIVEMBU in BATTICALOA.
  • Commander extols SLNG for its achievements

    The fifth battalion of Sri Lanka National Guard (5 SLNG) was adjudged the Best battalion of all 21 battalions of the SLNG in terms of its performance and carried away the trophy awarded to them during a grand ceremony on Sunday (23) at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
  • Commander receives Indian Military delegates

    A high-level three-member military delegation from Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in India called on Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda, Commander of the Army at his office on Wednesday (04) on a goodwill visit.
  • Commander visits troops in Jaffna

    Despite the hectic schedule, ahead of the Army Day and 56th Anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Army, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda during the weekend took time off for an inspection tour to the areas under 51 and 55 Divisions in Jaffna.
  • Commander's Army Day message read out at regional Hqrs

    Grand commemorative ceremonies to mark 56th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army got under way at regional level in Jaffna, Vavuniya and Minneriya Security Forces Headquarters on 10th October which also coincided with the Army Day. Commander Major General S.D.Tennakoon, Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna commenced day's proceedings in Jaffna after hoisting the Army flag and singing the Army anthem with all ranks at Headquarters premises attaching great significance to the occasion.
  • Donated fishing boats on Tamil Tiger clandestine missions caught with arms

    BONA FIDES of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the north and east are called into question once again by authorities as naval troops continue to arrest more and more stocks of arms and ammunition from Tamil Tiger (LTTE) boats that have been originally donated as tsunami aids by those NGOs to affected fishermen.
  • Dutch &; Japanese delegates tour Jaffna

    Mr Rey Nout Van Dijk, Ambassador for Netherlands in Sri Lanka during a recent visit to Jaffna explored possibilities of getting his government's monetary allocations for urgent repairs at Kankesanthurai port.

    Four Army soldiers who were disabled in the war became the owners of new shelters under the second phase of the Kuliyapitiya Mabelton Ranaviru Housing Scheme, Saturday (15).
  • KDA is twenty-five years old

    Sir John Kothalawala Defence Academy (KDA) at Kandawala, Ratmalana marked her 25 th anniversary commemoration celebrations on Tuesday (11) after issue of a first-day cover and a stamp.