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  • Army Taekwondo Masters Train Jaffna Youths

    A TAEKWONDO show, presented by Army personnel towards the culmination of the distribution of prizes and trophies for winners of the Jaffna Marathon race in Jaffna" gave a novice experience to the spectators. The show simultaneously initiated the start of Taekwondo training workshops, intended for promotion of the sport among school children.....

  • Army Provides Contribution to New 'Sanghawasa' Construction at 'Dharmayathanaya'


    Sri Lanka Army, which is all the time prepared to provide all possible assistance to places of religious significance for their development or restoration work in compliance with the visionary ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ policy statement, extended its monetary assistance to the Bauddhaloka Mawatha ‘Dharmayathanaya’ in Colombo 7 on Thursday (3).
  • First Foreign President to Attend a PoP at Diyatalawa SLMA: Commander Warmly Receives Maldivian President & His Entourage


    At a time Sri Lanka-Maldives bilateral relationships and developmental cooperation are on a very strong sound footing, His Excellency, the President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives arrived at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (26) to a warm welcome, following a cordial invitation extended to him by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya....
  • 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.
     
  • 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.