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  • Badminton Talents in Soldiers Explored During 68 Div Organized Tournament


    A badminton tournament, organized by 68 Division Headquarters with the view to promoting sports talents of both officers and soldiers, saw its final tussle a few days ago at 683 Brigade Headquarters indoor stadium. Major W.L.G Fernando received the championship in the (single category) tournament while Lance Corporal R.M.S Kumarasinghe carried away the runners-up trophy in.....
     
  • Now, Determined to Throw Weight Behind 'Nation-Building War' Army Celebrates Its 64th Anniversary




    Sri Lanka Army, the much-respected and admired saviour of the Nation and now, the most-sought service provider of the country, marked its 64th Anniversary and Army Day on Thursday (10) morning, during a colourful parade at CR & FC ground, Colombo 7. The series of anniversary ceremonies that began in the final week of September, giving pride of place to religious observances at Sri Dalada Maligawa, Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Kirivehera, Kataragma Devalaya..... 
     
  • More Warlike Items Abandoned by LTTE Recovered

    WANNI: WEDNESDAY’S search and clear operations in many areas of WANNI helped Army troops find some more weapons and other warlike items kept hidden or abandoned by the LTTE. Troops in the general areas of VISUAMADU, PULIYANPOKKANAI, IRANAMADU and KULAMURIPPU on Wednesday (8) recovered one T-56 magazine, one pouch, one T-56 weapon, one Light Machine Gun (LMG) tripod, one shotgun, one hand grenade, two 12.7 mm ammunition drums, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one GPMG tripod, one 130 mm artillery projectile.....

  • SLLI Training School 'Holiday Bungalow' Opened

    Adding one more new facility, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army on Monday (23) afternoon, called at the Boossa Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Training School at the invitation of its Chief Instructor (CI) to open the new “Officers’ Holiday Bungalow” in the complex. The new holiday rest, built through labour of the troops at Boossa Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Training School, received patronage from donors in the area by way of supply of raw-materials towards the project.
  • Commander Inspects Operations at Army Owned Quarry & Metal Crusher


    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Sunday (9) afternoon took time off to visit the Army’s mega slate metal crusher at Hambantota which was recently opened. The quarry, able to produce 30 cubes of slate metal per hour, perhaps the one and only quarry to do......
     
  • Engineer Troops & Gun Salutes Honour Visiting Afghanistan President

     
    A warm welcome with military honours, including a gun salute, greeted the visiting HE the President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan when he arrived at the Presidential Secretariat complex this morning (6), to be received by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Karzai who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (5) on a formal two-day.....