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  • Army Anniversary Stamp & Coin Released

    THE second leg of the Army Day’s celebrations and continuing 60th Anniversary ceremonies was marked at Army Headquarters auditorium this morning (10) when the Department of Postal Services and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka released the 60th Anniversary First Day Cover and Stamp and the Silver Coin, worth Rs. 1000/= during a brief ceremony.  
    Release of the First Day Cover and the Stamp took place at first. The issue of the new Rs.1000/= worth 60th Anniversary Silver Coin occurred afterwards as the next item on the agenda.

  • New Navy Chief Pays Courtesy Call on Army Commander

    Newly appointed Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, just five days after his assumption of office, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Tuesday (2) morning at Army Headquarters.
  • Commander Gives Away Trophies to Karate Winners

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) martial artists, emerged Champions in the Inter Regiment Karate Championship Tournament after competing against more than 650 players, belonging to all Regiments in the Army. Award of trophies, shields and merit awards to the winners, took place Wednesday (8) evening at Panagoda Army Gymnasium in the presence of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake......
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.
  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'

    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning. 

  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records

    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.