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  • New Army Service Centre at Punani Opened

    Directorate of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (DEME) at Army Headquarters added one more technically modern new service center to the Eastern province as per the directions of The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. The Army following directions of the Commander began erecting service centers in island-wide Army formations, enabling all Army vehicles to undergo repairs and servicing, thereby reducing expenditure incurring for this purpose.

  • Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya

    The first introductory exhibition of culinary skills of Army personnel ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014’, through which attempts are made to re-introduce traditional food varieties, was declared opened at Nuwara Eliya Tuesday (15) morning as one more spectacle of the ongoing 'Wasantha Udanaya' festival in the hill country.
  • Futile Attempt to Tarnish Image of Sri Lanka

    THE CHANNEL 4 affair, the telecast of a doctored video clip showing some persons being executed by persons the video clip telecasters claim were members of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces killing civilians is a typical example of the ‘holier than thou’ attitude of most people and even Governments of the West. The video footage had now been challenged not only by the Sri Lanka Government but also by Sri Lankans living in the UK who staged a demonstration.....

  • 'Camouflage': Fashion Show Catwalks in Style

    ‘Camouflage’: Fashion’s Frontline, stunned the fashion conscious audiences of Colombo when the super models in the city paraded the Catwalks of Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre last night (29). First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa graced the event as the Chief Guest. This fashion show with a difference was organized to generate funds to provide scholarships for the children of fallen War Heroes was conducted in partnership with Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT).....
  • Prime Minister Exchanges Views with Pakistan Army Commander

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army currently in Sri Lanka met Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, together with Major General (Retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain, High Commissioner for Pakistan in Sri Lanka. Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army and Major General N.A Walgama, Liaison Officer, were also associated with the visit to the Temple Trees.
  • Everyone's Sacrifice Brought Victory over Terrorism - Army Commander

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya flew to the Minneriya Infantry Training Centre on Tuesday (1). Lieutenant General Jayasuriya was received on arrival by Major General Srinath Rajapakse, the Commander Security Forces in the East at Hingurakgoda Air Force Base. At the entrance to the Infantry Training Centre, the Commander was welcomed by Brigadier Ashoka Amunugama, its Commandant where the Army Commander was greeted to a Guard Turn Out.

  • Investiture of Gallantry Awards on North - East War Heroes Inaugurated at Temple Trees

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces refreshed the memories of invaluable dedication, commitment and sacrifice, made by 19,158 War Heroes of the Armed Forces during Humanitarian Operations in the North and East by awarding prestigious Gallantry Medals, Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya (WWV) and Rana Wickrema Padakkama (RWP) in a glittering ceremony at Temple Trees Monday......
  • Secretary Defence Underlines Importance of High Level of Discipline among Services

    WITH A VIEW to closely evaluating post-war security scenario vis-à-vis future requirements of the Armed Forces and the Police, a top-level defence delegation, headed by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, flew to Vavuniya Tuesday (13) morning and visited a few Wanni suburbs.The delegation comprised Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa........