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  • Commander Pays his Maiden Visits to Eastern Brigades & Extols Sacrifices

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army after his assumption of office as Army Chief several months ago paid his maiden visits to the Brigades in the Eastern province and met a large section of officers and soldiers serving there on Friday (12) for the first time. The day’s itinerary of the Commander kicked off with his visit to the 234 Brigade Headquarters at Kallady where he was warmly received by Brigadier M.H. Bonifus Perera, General Officer Commanding 23 Division on arrival at the premises.

  • More Financial Incentives Awarded by Seva Vanitha for Studies

    Offering moral encouragement for conduct of unhindered education and providing financial strength to boost educational prospects among children of fallen, disable and serving War Heroes, the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU), presided by Mrs Nayana De Silva once again displayed its magnanimity and distributed 80 more scholarships to students.......
  • Fourth 'National Victory Day' Parade Salutes Unparallel Sacrifices of War Heroes; President Awards PWV Gallantry Medals

    The fourth annual ‘National Victory Day - 2013’ parade that pays tribute to Sri Lanka’s success story over the long-drawn-out separatist war and recognizes unparalleled sacrifices of the tri-services, civil security department and the Police, got underway this morning (18) at Galle Face Green. HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during this landmark anniversary event.....
  • Defence Attaches Receive First-Hand Account in Jaffna

    A sixteen-member team of India-based Defence Attachés (DAs) from Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kenya, Tanzania, Poland, Oman, Nigeria, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, China, Japan, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka after attending the recent seminar, ‘Defeating Terrorism - The Sri Lankan Experience’ in Colombo took time off to receive a first-hand experience during a tour to Jaffna peninsula.  At the outset of the day’s itinerary, those visiting defence officials....
  • Secretary Defence Participates in Vesak Celebrations

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in a series of activities organized in view of the "Sambuddha Jayanthiya" in the eve of the first day of Vesak celebrations, (05th May). Accordingly, the Secretary Defence opened Vesak "Dansal" and "Bakthi -Gee" presentations. The 'Maha Bath Dansala' and "Vesak Bakthi Gee" presentations organized by the Nawaloka Group of Companies headed by Chairman Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa were.....
  • Sri Lanka Army Calls for Applications for Enlistment of Cadet Officers

    Directorate of Personnel Administration at Army Headquarters seeks applicants for enlistment as Cadet Officers to the regular force of the Sri Lanka Army upon completion of the Defence Degree Course at the Sri Lanka Military Academy at Diyatalawa, affiliated to the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. Applicants eligible to apply as per under-mentioned requirements can download applications from the Army Website...... 
  • 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.
  • 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).....