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  • MULTI-COLOURED ARMY FLAGS ADORN SRI MAHA BODHI PRECINCTS

    Religious ceremonies of Buddhist faith that were precursors of a series of commemorative events to occur in connection with the forthcoming Army Day (10th October) and its 56th Anniversary were inaugurated at break of Saturday (01) at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi sacred premises where 260 flags of the Sri Lanka Army were blessed.
  • Players of 1 SLAWC win the cup in Inter Regiment Netball Competition-2005

    The first battalion of Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps (SLAWC) won the trophy Champion beating nine teams vied for the final Cup in the Inter Regiment Netball Competition –2005 on 14th October 2005 at the Army Headquarters grounds. Major General Sarath Fonseka, Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army was the Chief Guest.
  • Special religious observances for Army anniversary continue

    Special Hindu pujas, Prayer sessions of Islamic and Catholic faiths, attended by large numbers of Senior Army Officers and Other Ranks were among a series of religious observances that preceded the forthcoming 56th Anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Army and its Army Day (10th October).
  • Unfailing differently able soldiers show their colours

    'DETERMINED DARED AND DONE,' the epithet that sums up the qualities of a soldier once again came to the fore when the Army's differently able soldiers on Thursday (20) joined hands together at Army Headquarters grounds, Colombo to show their colours in sports.
  • BRIG. DAYA RATHNAYAKE, NEW MILITARY SPOKESMAN

    Brigadier R.M.D.Rathnayake assumed duties today (22nd) as new Military Spokesman and Director, Directorate of Army Media at a brief ceremony held at the Directorate of Media, Army Headquarters, Colombo.
  • INDIAN SOUTHERN COMMAND MEETS ARMY COMMANDER

    India\'s General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command Lt. Gen G. S Sihota PVSM AVSM VrC VM ADC, currently on a visit to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on Sri Lanka\'s Army Commander Lt. Gen L. P Balagalle on Wednesday (22) morning.
  • IGP Meets SF (J) Commander

    New Inspector General of Police (IGP), Chandra Fernando, met Major General Sunil Thennekoon, Commander Security Forces Jaffna [SF (J)], on Monday (18) during his first official visit to the Jaffna Peninsula after assuming the new office.
  • SLLI EMERGES BEST ALL ROUNDER

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) emerged the Best all round Regiment within the Army Cantonment at Panagoda, Homagama having won the General Officer Commanding Challenge Trophy at the inaugural Inter Regimental Competitions conducted by Head Quarters 11 Division to coincide with the 54th Army Day that fell on 10th October 2003.
  • Lanka Faces Challenges in Protecting Young

    SPEECH BY MAHINDA SAMARASINGHE, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights at the \'Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children\', held at the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the Untied Nations, New York on October 17, 2007 is as follows.