Sri Lanka Army

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  • Flag Blessing at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Spearheads Army Day & Anniversary Events

    The annual Army flag blessing religious ceremony, the precursor to the forthcoming Army Day (10th October) and its 61st Anniversary celebrations got underway this morning (2) at the most sacred Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi precincts, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.

  • India's External Affairs Minister Salutes Memory of Late IPKF War Heroes

    India’s External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj, currently in Sri Lanka for review of preparations for the Indian Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka, paid her respect to the memorial of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) at Battaramulla Saturday (7) morning in a solemn ceremony. The visiting India’s External Affairs Minister upon arrival at the location was welcomed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters.
  • Recoveries Continued to be Made

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops for another day on Tuesday (9) expanded their search and clear operations in MULLIYAVELI and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU areas and uncovered nine pistols with one magazine, eight pistol ammunition rounds, three T-56 weapons, four T-56 magazines, three 60 mm mortar bombs, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), four hand grenades, two 120 mm mortar bombs, two I-com sets and  twenty-seven anti personnel mines. 

  • Second Phase at Keppapulavu Housing Scheme Commenced

    The ceremonial handover of 50 Army built new houses at Keppapulavu Housing Scheme in Mullaittivu for resettled people and the inauguration of the construction of 115 more houses under the second phase of the project commenced on Saturday (16) during a brief ceremony. Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on the directions given by the Commander of the Army, completed the construction of 40 new houses within three months....
  • BCGR Rehabilitated 43 Ex-LTTE Woman Combatants to Enter Jaffna University

    ONE hundred and eight former LTTE combatants after their successful rehabilitation turned a new leaf in their lives and joined their parents and guardians in Jaffna on Wednesday (7). Bureau of Commissioner General Rehabilitation (BCGR) during hand-over ceremony at Thelippalai Rehabilitation Centre ensured that those 108 rehabilitated youngsters rejoin their loved ones after intense BCGR training in different vocations such as carpentry, welding, Information Technology, electric work, masonry......
  • 46th Chief of Staff Assumes Office

    The 46th  Chief of Staff  of the Sri Lanka Army Major General N.A.J.C Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc, assumed duties on Friday (15) morning in a simple ceremony at the Army Headquarters. A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new appointment before Major General Dias formally signed a document to signify the acceptance of the new office as the clock struck 8.43 a.m. this morning (15). 
  • LTTE-Destroyed Place of Worship Restored

    A terrorist-destroyed Buddhist place of worship at Aiyakachchi, Jaffna was restored and opened again by troops of the 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) on Thursday (26). To coincide with the reopening of the new shrine, an alms-giving for 7 monks took place soon after the unveiling of the statue and the premises for veneration.
  • SFHQ-W Offers More Humanitarian Assistance to Vavuniya Civilians

    Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the intention of assisting flood victims, resident in the 211 Brigade area conducted a number of humanitarian projects in the past few weeks. In view of the difficulties, faced by flood victims for want of drinking water after their wells went under water,  the SFHQ-W took steps to distribute more than five hundred drinking water bottles among those victims residing in and around Jaffna junction at Akkara-8 area.

  • 11 Division Troops Clean Up Sacred Kandy before Esala Festival

    Prior to the commencement of the forthcoming Kandy Esala Perahera season, troops of the 11 Division under command to the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ-C) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign, together with members of the general public in Kandy town area to get rid of garbage and clear the areas on Monday (21)......