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  • Curtains Fall on 47th Inter Regimental Athletic Tournament

    The 47th Inter Regimental Athletic Tournament, organized by the Army Athletic Association came to an end Thursday (19) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium grounds after the three-day long event set new records and honoured yesteryear veterans. Over 1000 athletes representing twenty-four Regiments in the Army competed for their slots in marathon races, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, races and relays....

  • Prosecution & Defence Complete 4th Witness Evidence

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Saturday (21) as scheduled. Both prosecution and defence on Saturday (21) completed leading of evidence on the 4th witness and the next witness is to be called up on 23rd August at 2.00 p.m. when the Court sits again. (Ends)

  • Army Gives Free Breakfast to Madhu Pilgrims

    Soldiers in Mannar offered meals to a large number of pilgrims who visited the holy shrine to receive blessings of Our Lady of Madhu on 15th August. This was organized under the guidance of the Area Commander for Mannar Brigadier M.A.M Dias on the instructions of the Security Forces Commander Wanni Major General G.D.H.K. Gunaratna.

  • A/L Students in North get Assistance for Their Education

    Fifteen students studying for the GCE Advanced Level examination at Mallavi Maha Vidyalaya, Pandiyankulam Maha Vidyalaya and Oddusudan Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya and Mulaittivu Districts received scholarships from Security Forces Commander Wanni and Competent Authority for IDP Affairs in North, Major General G.D.H.K Guneratna at a simple......

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).....
  • 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.