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  • Tri-Servicemen's 'Veterans' Home' Receives a Surprise Guest

    A group of tri-service veterans, now in their dotage at the Veterans’ Home in Bolagala, Katana, managed by Ex-Servicemen’s Association, were awestruck by the presence of a special visitor to their home of rest and recreation on Thursday (29) with a bagful of gifts and surprises. 
  • Army Conducts Leadership Workshop for Kilinochchi Students

    A workshop on leadership for 200 students and 13 teachers of 13 schools in Kilinochchi District was held under the guidance of the Security Force Commander Kilinochchi on Sunday(7) at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalayam. The event attended by many senior officers of the Army was sponsored by ‘Ekamuthu’ Sri Lanka Society.

  • India to Assist Lanka to Repair KKS Harbour

    SRI LANKA has sought the assistance of India to rehabilitate and repair the important Northern harbour of Kankesanturai (KKS). At a recent meeting at the Indian High Commission in Colombo, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority submitted a list of assistance Sri Lanka expects from her Northern neighbour to make the harbour fully suitable for navigation for her ships. The KKS harbour was damaged in the tsunami and thereafter due to the security situation the harbour could not be fully restored.

  • Soldiers Observe 'Sil' to Mark Army Anniversary

    A mammoth ‘Sil’ observance campaign as one more segment of the series of commemorative events taking place in connection with the Army 62nd Anniversary and the Army Day (Oct 10) started off Friday (7) early morning at Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya with the participation of about 3000 all ranks. The ‘Sil’ programme, comprised of....
  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.