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  • Commander Congratulates Army Woman Cricketers Picked for South African Tour

    Corporal S. Niluka Karunaratne of 3 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) and Private W.K.R Vandort of 4 SLAWC who have been selected by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to play in the forthcoming South African tour were congratulated and extended best wishes by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake when he invited them to his office on Friday (11) morning.

  • Chief of Defence Staff on Tour to Wanni

    Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilaka with a view to receiving an update on Wanni security arrangements in place made a trip down to Vavuniya on Monday (19). Major General A.K.S Perera, Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni received the visiting Chief of Defence Staff on arrival at the Wanni Security Forces Headquarters premises.
  • Proposed 'Wellness Resort' Continues to Receive Generous Assistance

    THE PROPOSED Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) spearheaded Anuradhapura “Wellness Resort”, a residential complex for rest and recreation of disable soldiers and their families continues to receive further teeth as more and more donors and philanthropists worldwide were lending their helping hand. The concept, mooted by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya is to be a reality soon at a ten-acre land allocation, made by the government in response to the Army’s request for assistance. The surveying of the land has already been done and the architectural approval has been sought from local authorities.

  • Training School Troops Rescue 50 Flood Victims

    Troops of the Non Commissioned Officers Training School at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa on Friday (19) and Saturday (20) succeeded in rescuing 48 civilians stranded due to floods in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 area after torrential rains, caused opening of the sluice gates of the Rajanganaya reservoir.  At the same time, those troops jumped into action and moved out valuable accessories.....

  • 'Thrimanee' Musical Show of Signal Seva Vanitha Staged

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest attended the fund-raising musical fiesta ‘Thrimanee’ staged at the BMICH, Colombo on Wednesday (25) evening. The event organized by Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) Seva Vanihta Unit was coloured by veteran musician Dr. Victor Ratnayake together with his sons Jayantha Ratnayake.....
  • 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.
  • 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.