Sri Lanka Army

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  • Message of The Commander of The Army on Army Day & 64th Anniversary

    Having unified the entire Sri Lanka as members of a proud Army which eradicated the 30-year long ruthless war, we are now partners of the ongoing ‘war for economic liberation’ that would take Sri Lanka to prosperity. At the time we mark the 64th anniversary as a dignified organization, let me first of all, pay my tribute to the memory of all those who departed, went missing, became disable and all officers and other ranks who have served with the utmost dedication and commitment for the betterment of the organization. As the 20th Commander of the Army, I feel privileged to have been able to issue this message on this special milestone of our organization. 
  • Terrorists Violate Humanitarian Pause & Snipe Soldier

    MULLAITTIVU: LTTE terrorists who continue to occupy “No Fire Zone” keeping entrapped civilians as hostages directed a sniper gunfire towards troops this morning around 9.00 a.m. killing one soldiers on duty at a distant defensive position in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU. In the meantime, LTTE also directed artillery gunfire on troops in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU this morning (13) injuring one more soldier. Those are the latest acts of terror conducted by LTTE hours after His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered a humanitarian pause for the ongoing counter terrorists operations. 

  • Seva Vanitha Pre-Schools Conduct their Annual Concerts

    SEVA Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) conducts seven pre-schools across the island and nearly 600 small children from Army families continue to receive primary education. With a view to promoting their born talents and aesthetic skills, the SVAB annually organizes variety concerts in each pre-school for kids learning there. Concerts for the year 2009 were organized on 7th, 9th and 10th August in Colombo, Kandy and Diyatalawa.

  • 'Viru Daru Stride' Walk to be Coloured with Various Segments

    The countdown to the forthcoming ‘Viru Daru Stride - 2012’ Walk on May 26, organized jointly by Viru Daru Society of Army families and Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), has now begun with elaborate arrangements in place. The first ‘Viru Daru Stride - 2012’ Walk to begin from the Galle Face green with the participation of hundreds of children of Ranaviru families will cover a distance of.....

  • Commander Inspects Homagama Public Fair Construction Site

    Commander of the Army on Thursday (18) took time off to inspect the Homagama ‘public fair’ project, now under construction by Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) troops in the Army. On the sideline of his scheduled address to the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda SFHQ premises.......
  • Interest Free Loans to Civilians Given in Ichchankulam

    US-based ‘Namasthe’ charity organization, in collaboration with the People’s Banka in Vavuniya launched an interest-free loan project for civilians, engaged in agriculture, trade and business. Accordingly, a simple ceremony, aimed at encouraging the masses for specific livelihood promotion projects.....
  • 11th Haiti Bound Sri Lankan Contingent for UN Peace-Keeping to Leave Shortly

    THE official farewell military parade of Haiti bound 11th Sri Lankan Contingent was accorded this morning (23) at the THE final military parade of Haiti bound 11th Sri Lankan contingent was accorded this morning (23) at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry regimental parade ground before their departure to Haili shortly. Major General Daya Ratnayake, the Chief Guest on the occasion received the Guard of Honour of the UN peace-keepers, commanded by Colonel K.J Jayaweera. The latest batch of Sri Lanka Army troops consists of 52 officers and 697 Other Ranks, selected from various regiments including Sri Lanka Light Infantry officers and soldiers, being the majority of the contingent. This  contingent is due to depart on 31 December in order to relieve troops already .....

  • SLLI's Record 'Paabala Melaa' Ends with Huge Success

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) pet fund-raising project, ‘Paabala Melaa’ that stupefied Hikkaduwa denizens for continuous five days with mega entertaining features, drew to a close on Monday (23), followed by a mammoth musical extravaganza that dragged into late small hours. Stunningly successful mega Carnival plus the Trade Fair that met with huge success .............
  • A Tamil Thanks President for Bringing an End to the War

    FOR decades, I grew up with the Tamil and Sinhala politics. I went through high and low emotions with the political and military events that took place in my country. I experienced people divided Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims. Finally, I have seen the war, violence, destruction, human loss and loss of the Tamil humanity through the Eelam wars. Always, in my inner mind, I was asking myself a question, that is, if the billions of Indian people can live together under the banner of a federated democracy as Indians within India, why cannot the Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims live under the banner of a united Sri Lanka?

  • Army Troops Receive More Teeth for Development Work

    SRI LANKA Army troops presently well geared up to contributing to the government’s “Uthuru Wasanthaya” (Northern Spring) development programme received further teeth on Wednesday (28) when the government released a new stock of modern machinery and equipment  to the Army for use in development work in the north. A brief ceremony near the Galle Face esplanade saw the new feet of modern machinery and equipment, bought by the government from China on a concessionary.....