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  • Promotions & Cash Incentives Awarded to Army Achievers in International Sports

    20th September 2022 19:31:38 Hours

    Promotions & Cash Incentives Awarded to Army Achievers in International Sports

    The Army-groomed sportsmen and sportswomen who shone distinctively in the field of international sports were invited this morning (20) to the Commander’s office at the Army HQ to receive appreciative compliments and cash incentives. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army after meeting those sport stars who brought fame to the country and the Army alike commended their achievements and talked to each one of them in the presence of the Director Sports of the Army.

  • Commander Joins Reaping Ceremony of Golden Harvest Near Army HQ

    16th September 2022 18:16:09 Hours

    Commander Joins Reaping Ceremony of Golden Harvest Near Army HQ

    The auspicious harvesting of paddy, sown in a stretch of 12 acres of fields near the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters occurred this morning (16) during a ceremony, where the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, graced as the Chief Guest for the ‘Ran Aswanu Neleeme Mangallaya’.

  • First Group of Army-produced Women De-miners Ready to Accept Overseas Responsibilities

    08th September 2022 19:46:34 Hours

    First Group of Army-produced Women De-miners Ready to Accept Overseas Responsibilities

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army adding a special chapter to the reputed de-mining assignments of the Army this morning (8) awarded Certificates of Proficiency to the first group of 54 Army-trained women de-miners, who followed an internationally-acclaimed Humanitarian De-mining Course of high standards after inviting them to the Army Headquarters.

  • Ex-servicemen Gather Together to Mark 78th Anniversary of the SLESA

    05th September 2022 14:15:32 Hours

    Ex-servicemen Gather Together to Mark 78th Anniversary of the SLESA

    The 78th Anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) got underway at Attidiya Eagles' Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall on Sunday (4) The memorable occasion assumed further significance with the participation of Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) as the Chief Guest, together with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander...

  • Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship Tournament 2022 Gives Win to SLAGSC

    31st August 2022 13:16:21 Hours

    Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship Tournament 2022 Gives Win to SLAGSC

    The final tussle of the Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship tournament-2022, played at Colombo Race Course Ground this afternoon (30), pushed Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) Regiment players to a resounding victory beating the rival, Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) with 24 points.

  • Commander Making His First Formal Visit to SFHQ-J Highlights Need to Safeguard Professional Standards

    27th August 2022 18:52:15 Hours

    Commander Making His First Formal Visit to SFHQ-J Highlights Need to Safeguard Professional Standards

    The Security Force HQ-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (26) lent a hearty red carpet welcome to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army when he made his first formal visit to the SFHQ-J compound after his recent assumption of office as 24th Commander of the Army. The much-awaited visit, coloured with military salutes, troop address, exchange of mementoes and sapling-planting, etc assumed greater significance as he was invited by Major General Chandana Wijayasundera, Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna...

  • ASVU-Initiated New ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ Scholarships Offered to 91 Children of War Heroes

    22nd August 2022 18:20:48 Hours

    ASVU-Initiated New ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ Scholarships Offered to 91 Children of War Heroes

    The novel ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship awarding programme, exclusively initiated by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) presented financial scholarships, each worth Rs 25,000/= to 91 sons and daughters of Army War Heros’ families on Monday (22), in an attempt to encourage and stimulate those students for higher studies.

  • Retired Tri-Service Veterans Present a Copy of the Book ‘Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2’ to Army Chief

    19th August 2022 21:02:16 Hours

    Retired Tri-Service Veterans Present a Copy of the Book ‘Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2’ to Army Chief

    A group of three retired senior veterans this afternoon (19) called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage at the Army Headquarters and presented a copy of their book, “Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2” which had been co-authored by all three veterans.

  • Commander Conducts Unannounced Visits & Inquires into Standards at Ratmalana Camps

    15th August 2022 18:21:31 Hours

    Commander Conducts Unannounced Visits & Inquires into Standards at Ratmalana Camps

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army, sensitive to the requirements, facilities, and quality of foods being prepared and served at Army establishments undertook surprise visits separately to the 4 Sri Lanka Engineers camp, Directorate of the Army Band and Performing Arts, and the Army Transit Camp at Ratmalana during lunch intermissions on Sunday (14) with the objective of receiving a firsthand experience of those inside arrangements.

  • President’s Maiden Visit to Army HQ Greeted with Red Carpet Welcome & Military Honours

    09th August 2022 15:21:25 Hours

    President’s Maiden Visit to Army HQ Greeted with Red Carpet Welcome & Military Honours

    The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura on Tuesday (9) laid a red carpet welcome to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ranil Wickremesinghe when he made his first formal visit to the HQ at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage after the former's recent assumption of office as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka.