Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Troops Erect Protective Shade & Join Tsunami Commemoration

    12 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops, realizing the imminent damages, being caused to the Tsunami memorial at Kaddaikadu in the general area of Vettalakerni Jaffna, volunteered to bear the cost of the construction of a new protective shade to the memorial when preparations were underway to commemorate the Tsunami’s 10th Anniversary on December 26.
  • New SLSR Major General Saluted at Ambepussa Headquarters

    A formal military ceremony at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Regimental Headquarters at Ambepussa on Saturday (4), greeted Brigadier M.A.M Dias upon his recent promotion to the rank of Major General. A parade at the SLSR Headquarters greeted the newly-promoted Major General M.A.M Dias on arrival at the premises.

  • Wadduwa Holiday Resort Now Offers 4 Star Class Rooms with New Wings

    The Army-owned, Wadduwa Holiday Resort, the popular venue for Army associated social gatherings and military weddings, became further equipped with additional wings on Saturday (16), elevating it to the status of a fully-fledged coastal hotel. The new three-storied building at Wadduwa, erected by 4th Engineer Service Regiment officers and soldiers.....

  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
  • Army Ruggerites Carry Away 'A' Division Plate Championship Trophy

    Championship (Plate) Trophy of the Inter Club Rugby Tournament ‘A’ Division was clinched by Army ruggerites Sunday (16) evening at Havelock Grounds beating their rival, the Police team to 21-19. The Army team secured victory with 02 tries, 01 conversion and 03 penalties, most of them in the second half of the match, witnessed by a large gathering of spectators including....
  • London Assembly Member Wants End to Tamil Protests

    LONDON Assembly member, Brian Coleman, has said that Tamil protesters should quit the London Parliament Square, Media Newswire reported yesterday (3). His comments follow a written answer from Mayor Boris Johnson, which said that the cost to the Metropolitan Police of policing the protests between April 6 and May 18 is £7.94 million.“£7.94 m is an enormous amount of money to spend policing this protest and it’s a total disgrace that the London taxpayer has been forced to foot the bill for a demonstration about a civil war in Sri Lanka which has nothing to do with Britain,” Mr. Coleman said.

  • Seva Vanitha Extends Cordial Welcome to Visiting AWWA President

    Mrs Bikram Singh, President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) of the Indian Army and the spouse of  the Indian Chief of Army Staff, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day goodwill tour, was accorded a warm welcome by Sri Lanka’s sister organization, the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) at Colombo Galadari Hotel on Thursday (20).

  • Melbourne's Anglican Diocese Visits Jaffna

    The visiting Archbishop Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr. Philip Freier and his delegation during a visit to the Jaffna peninsula met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Palaly on Thursday (20).

  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ - KLN and SFHQ - J

    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the North called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  and Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) and received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) Cooperation roles in respective Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas during 6-7 of March.
  • New Commander Calls on Mahanayaka & Visits Dalada Maligawa

    PAYING his highest regards to the religious sentiments, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya visited Kandy on Saturday (18) to offer his respect to Sri Dalada Maligawa and call on the supreme seat of Buddhism, Mahanayakas (prelates) of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters in accordance with age old traditions. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya and Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya were received on arrival at the historic Temple of Tooth by Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dela Bandara.