Header

Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

logo logo logo

News Features

  • Army Chief Recalls Battlefield Gains & Extends Best Wishes to Major General Niwunhella

    20th January 2021 15:19:22 Hours

    Army Chief Recalls Battlefield Gains & Extends Best Wishes to Major General Niwunhella

    Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva this morning (19) after inviting Major General Senarath Niwunhella, one of the most prominent soldiers produced by the reputed...

  • Engineer Troops on Commander's Direction Begin School Project as Advised by HE the President

    20th January 2021 14:19:22 Hours

    Engineer Troops on Commander's Direction Begin School Project as Advised by HE the President

    On a Presidential directive, Engineer troops and SFHQ-East troops in less than a day on the instructions of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army undertook the complete renovation...

  • Army Chief Congratulating New Chief of Staff Gives Piece of Advice

    19th January 2021 22:30:32 Hours

    Army Chief Congratulating New Chief of Staff Gives Piece of Advice

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this afternoon (18) extended his best wishes to the new Chief of Staff, Major General Senarath Bandara when the latter paid his first courtesy call on the incumbent Commander...

  • New QMG at Army Headquarters Takes over Duties

    19th January 2021 22:25:46 Hours

    New QMG at Army Headquarters Takes over Duties

    Major General Jagath Kodituwakku on Tuesday (19) took over duties as the 27th Quarter Master General (QMG) in the Quarter Master General Branch at the Army Headquarters. The newly-appointed QMG signed an official document to signify...

  • New Director Engineer Services at AHQ Begins His Office

    19th January 2021 22:22:46 Hours

    New Director Engineer Services at AHQ Begins His Office

    Brigadier K.M.S Kumara on Friday (15) took over duties as the 21st Director Engineer Services in the Directorate of Engineer Services (DES) at the Army Headquarters.

  • Major General Pallawala, New Chief of Staff at OCDS Accepts Office

    19th January 2021 22:20:46 Hours

    Major General Pallawala, New Chief of Staff at OCDS Accepts Office

    Major General Ajith Pallawala of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) assumed office as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH premises on Tuesday (19) amidst religious blessings. After brief religious observances...

  • New Colonel Commandant in Signal Corps Takes Office

    19th January 2021 22:10:46 Hours

    New Colonel Commandant in Signal Corps Takes Office

    Major General Ashoka Peiris assumed office as the 14th Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) on Monday (18) at the SLSC Regimental Centre in Panagoda. The Colonel Commandant was greeted and welcomed...

  • 669 More Confirmed Positive in Last 24 Hours-NOCPCO

    19th January 2021 22:07:46 Hours

    669 More Confirmed Positive in Last 24 Hours-NOCPCO

    As of this morning (20), a total of 669 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Among them, were 09 Sri Lankan expatriates and other 660 are locally-identified ones, including the majority 130 from Colombo district, 104 from Gampaha district, 60 from Kurunegala district and 366 from different other districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

  • 22 Div's New GOC Assumes office

    19th January 2021 19:31:57 Hours

    22 Div's New GOC Assumes office

    Major General Samantha Silva assumed duties as the 26th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 22 Infantry Division at the Divisional Headquarters in Plantain Point, Trincomalee on Monday (18).

  • 8th GOC of the 66 Division Begins Office

    19th January 2021 19:15:57 Hours

    8th GOC of the 66 Division Begins Office

    Major General Ajith Dissanayake assumed duties as the 8th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 66 Infantry Division under the Security Force HQ-Killinochchi, amidst religious blessings and military formalities at the 66 Infantry Division Headquarters in Pooneryn on 16 January 2021.