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  • 23 Infantry Division Commissions Its New Water Facility

    Fulfilling a much-needed requirement of drinking water for troops serving the 23 Infantry Division in Poonany, steps were taken to drill and install a new tube well, worth over Rs 7 lakhs in the Headquarters premises. Brigadier L. Mahinda Mudalige, General Officer Commanding during a simple ceremony recently commissioned the new tube well which pumps more than 100 litres per minute.....

  • Prof Bandoro from Jakarta Admits Sri Lanka's Prospects as a 'Rising Nation'

    Prof Bantarto Bandoro, Institute for Defence and Strategic Research (IDSR), Jakarta, Indonesia in his analysis of Sri Lanka’s post recovery admitted that Sri Lanka within a short span, has made great strides in the field of economy and infrastructure. Commencing his presentation on the theme ‘Sri Lanka, a Nation between the Gulf and ASEAN: a Perspective,’ the Professor extracted what his students told him when asked about Sri Lanka.

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops engaged in clearing and search operations in the finally-cleared areas found and identified dead bodies of several more leaders of the terrorist outfit today (20), the Army said. They include VETTRI of the LTTE Intelligence wing, VINODAN and RAM KUMAR of the Intelligence attack wing, MANIMEKALA (KOMALI) the female leader of Intelligence, ANNA THURAI the political wing leader for BATTICALOA and RANGAN, a leader of the Sea Tigers wing.     

  • Mullaittivu Commander Undertakes Visits to His Brigades

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Friday (7) undertook formal visits to the 642 Brigade of the 64 Division and the 641 Brigade of the same Division as his first visits after he assumed duties.


    Flash !

    COLOMBO: THE civilian exodus from the “No Fire Zone” in PUTHUMATTALAN into government-held areas crossed the figure 100,000 (one hundred thousand) at about 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday (22) after the flow started early Monday (20) morning, the Army Headquarters declared. 

  • Army Celebrates Vesak Commemorations

    THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.

  • Soldiers Help Fight Forest Fire in Ambuluwawa Hills

    More than one hundred soldiers, deployed to control the forest fire that broke out at Ambuluwawa hill reserve in Gampola Wednesday (22) joined hands together with other fire-fighters to contain its further spread. The fire broke out in the early hours on Wednesday was brought under control by late afternoon with the help of Air Force, Police and other Fire and Rescue teams, dispatched from Kandy.....
  • Staff at South Sudan's Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary

    Sri Lankan staff in the newly-established Level - 2 Hospital of the Sri Lanka Army in South Sudan under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) marked the  65th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a few ceremonies. Troops on October 8 (Poya Day) gathered in front of the new Buddhist Shrine.....

  • Rifle Corps Headquarters Welcomes the First Visit of an Army Chief to Its Premises

     The Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC), origins of which date back to the colonial era when British planters in the central highlands of then Ceylon formed the Ceylon Rifle Corps in 1887 as a volunteer (reserve) regiment, turned a new lease of life on Saturday (30) when its Kandy Headquarters for the first time of its history received a Commander of the Army as a Chief Guest.

  • Appreciation: General Deshamanya Denis Perera VSV (1930-2013)

    "The only man under whom any General would gladly serve’ (Field Marshal Montgomery-later Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, on Field Marshal Alexander, later Earl Alexander of Tunis. Alexander commanded the Allied Forces in Africa under whom Montgomery and the 8th Army served) The above compliment is equally well paid to General Denis Perera who sadly passed away on August 11, 2013. An Israeli Brigadier General Yaacom Even virtually echoed it at the World Wide Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) conference held in Colombo around 2000.He said "what a wonderful man is your General. I would follow him anywhere any day". Coincidently, Gen Perera, who.......