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  • Commander Makes His First Formal Visit to SLMA after Assuming Duties

    Sri Lanka Army’s premier seat of learning, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa on Thursday (21), accorded a warm welcome to Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army who made his first visit there after assumption of office as Commander of the Army. 
  • Jaffna Troops Invoke Blessings on Their Commander-in-Chief

    A representative gathering of 1000 soldiers swearing the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) attended a Boodhi Pooja organized at the Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna in connection with the 4thanniversary of office and the birthday of their Commander-in-Chief, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (18).......
  • Visiting Bangladesh NDC Team Calls on Commander of the Army

    The visiting 28 member Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC) student officer delegation Monday (27) morning called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters. Brigadier General Humayun Bakht, Head of the Delegation along with Brigadier General A.K.M Fariduzzaman, both from the Bangladesh Army met the Commander of the Army at his office and exchanged views on matters of bilateral interest and regional security. The delegation who also showed a keen interest in the recently-concluded humanitarian....

  • KDU Enters into Historic MoU for Medical Officer Training

    GENERAL Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) marked another milestone in its history of twenty-eight years of lifespan today (2) when it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Ruhuna for training of its tri-service military medical students for the MBBS degree. The first batch of twenty-five KDU medical cadets are to enrol to the University of Ruhuna shortly to undergo training at its Faculty of Medicine until the infrastructure for medical training is ready at the KDU. 

  • Army Ruggerites Carry Away 'A' Division Plate Championship Trophy

    Championship (Plate) Trophy of the Inter Club Rugby Tournament ‘A’ Division was clinched by Army ruggerites Sunday (16) evening at Havelock Grounds beating their rival, the Police team to 21-19. The Army team secured victory with 02 tries, 01 conversion and 03 penalties, most of them in the second half of the match, witnessed by a large gathering of spectators including Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.


  • Nepal's Chief of Army Staff to View Independence Day & Meet Secretary Defence

    General Gaurav Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Chief of Army Staff of Nepal who arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday (1) evening, accompanied by his spouse and two more officers, at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake during his six-day stay here, is scheduled to call on Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence  and Urban Development, Chief of Defence Staff.....
  • Army Athlete Qualifies for Olympics in 2016

    Sri Lanka's National Team athlete Lance Corporal Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) rose to the fifth place in the women’s category of the 15 Asian Marathon in Hong Kong with two hours, 40 minutes and .7 seconds of time. Lance Corporal Rajasekara broke the remaining......
  • Search Operations in North Continue

    NORTH: TROOPS on their search and clear operations in the general areas of MIRUSUWIL, ILLUPPAKADAVAI, KILINOCHCHI, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL recovered two thousand one hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition, five hundred and twenty-two rounds of 7.62 x 54 mm ammunition, 1.5 kg of explosives, one Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), one firing device, one hundred and eighty-three rounds of T-56 ammunition, eighteen rounds of 25 mm ammunition, one hundred and fifty rounds of 23 mm ammunition.....

  • Army Troops Give Away Their Own Daily Ration Packets To Flood Victims

    Treating them with generosity and magnanimity, East-based Army troops in their hundreds were extending their  humanitarian services further, offering their own food rations to flood victims as of Thursday (10) afternoon as per direct instructions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who has given a free hand to his troops to meet with the challenge. Thoppigala, one of the worst affected areas in the Batticaloa district with torrential rains wreaking havoc.......

  • Army Finds Donors for Mullaittivu Kuruvil Tamil Vidyalaya Library

    Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), commanded by Major General L.B.R Mark, fulfilling a long-felt need of the library at Mullaittivu Kuruvil Tamil Vidyalaya, donated a large consignment of books with the support given by a few philanthropists, resident in the US. The donation, worth more than Rs 1 lakh was coordinated by Major General L.B.R Mark.....