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  • SL Engineers Honour Sports Achievements in 2010 - 2011

    Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) Regiment, one of the leading support wings in the Army, had its combined 2010 - 2011 ‘Colours Night’ at its Panagoda Regimental Headquarters on Tuesday (3) evening. Amidst rounds of roaring applause, the spectacular event awarded Defence Services Colours to 4 serving or retired SLE officers and other ranks. It also honoured 12 more with Army Colours and 33 more with Regimental Colours during the well-attended event.......

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who assumed office on August 1, 2013 is the 20th Commander of the Army. He was enlisted to the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 06 February 1980 as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981 in the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment. Upon commissioning, he followed the Commando Officers Course, Infantry Young Officers Course, Battalion Support Weapon Course, Junior Command and Senior Command Courses in India, Governance and Management of Defence Course at Cranfield University, UK, Higher Level Security Studies Diploma Course and Advanced Communication Skills Course in Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He also graduated from Defence Service Command and Staff College............
  • Newly Enlisted 'Api Army' Professionals Pass out to Serve the Nation

    Professionals, enlisted recently under the ‘Api Army’ programme to different rank structures of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force General Reserve, passed-out after pledging  their  allegiance to serve the Nation during a Passing-out ceremony, graced by Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General Lalith Daulagala as the Chief Guest on successful.....
  • Commander Attending Malaysian Security Conference Becomes One Key Speaker

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Commander of the Army who has been invited to be one of the Guest Speakers at the second ‘Putrajaya Forum’, the International Defence and Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (17-19 April), delivered his brief address to the Chief of Army Round Table Talk on Tuesday (17) afternoon on the topic ‘The Role of Army in Nation-Building in the New Security Environment: Opportunities and Challenges’.

  • SLLI Regimental Center Opens Its New Corporals' Club

    The inaugural opening of the newly-constructed Corporals’ Club at the Regimental Headquarters (RHQ), Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), Panagoda on Friday (21) was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Chrishanthe De Silva.
  • Solar-Powered Electric Lamps Distributed among Grade 5 Scholarship Holders

    SEVENTY FIVE solar-powered electric lamps were distributed among students at the Menik Farm relief village who scored the highest marks at the Grade 5 scholarship examination 2009 to assist those students in their studies. The donation was arranged on the instructions of Commander Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) Major General Kamal Gunarathne with sponsorship of Jinasena (Pvt) Limited.

  • Sri Lanka Army Shooters Champion NSSF Open Meet

    Sri Lanka Army Small Arms Association clinched the Championship in the National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF) Open Meet, organized by the NSSF of Sri Lanka, held at the Sri Lanka Navy Firing Range, Welisara during Oct 12-18. Rear Admiral Shemal Fernando, President, NSSF graced the awarding ceremony at Sri Lanka Navy Firing Range.....

  • -œArmy on Its Way to be More Professional & A Gentlemen's Army as President's Wish- - Commander

    Commanding Officers (COs) of all battalions of the Sri Lanka Army around the country met with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on two separate days and  received commendations and assessment of their ongoing roles and tasks. Early this week, all 274 Commanding Officers on staggered basis for two days listened to the Commander who extolled continuing ‘good work’ of all the field commanders.
  • Second SLMA Convocation Honours Fallen Officers & Awards Diplomas to Serving Officers

    The second convocation for award of Diplomas to 43 serving officers at the country’s most prestigious Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, now earmarked to be recognized as a full-fledged University, took place Saturday (23) morning with the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.

  • Ex-Commandos Stage 'Commando Walk' Showing Their Exceptional CR Pride

    Over 300 ex-Commandos of the Ex-servicemen’s Association of the Commando Regiment (CR) on Saturday (12) participated in a 24 km-long walk from Galle Face Green to Ganemulla, the place where their Regimental Headquarters is situated. Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest at Galle Face Green flagged off the ‘Commando Walk’.....