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  • 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    30th September 2020 13:24:02 Hours

    'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    The chain of religious blessing ceremonies, the forerunner to the forthcoming Army Day and 71st Army Anniversary (10 October) had one more major segment, held on a grand scale at the most sacred Anuradhapura ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ precincts this morning (30), graced by hundreds of representative Army personnel, led by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest for the occasion.

  • 71st Army Anniversary Commemorations Begin Prioritizing Worship of 'Shareerika' Relics at Sri Dalada Maligawa

    28th September 2020 23:29:43 Hours

    71st Army Anniversary Commemorations Begin Prioritizing Worship of 'Shareerika' Relics at Sri Dalada Maligawa

    The customary sequence of forthcoming 71st Army anniversary religious ceremonies, precursor to the colourful climax at Galle Face Green on the Army Day (10 October) commenced this morning (28) at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy, attaching pride of place to inaugural offerings, alms-giving and the flag-blessing observances, graced by the....

  • 'World Tourism Day' Conference Invites Army Commander to Deliver Keynote Address

    27th September 2020 20:27:19 Hours

    'World Tourism Day' Conference Invites Army Commander to Deliver Keynote Address

    The 7th consecutive International Tourism Leaders’ Summit (TLS) and Tourism Research Conference sessions, held this morning (27) at Kandy City Center in parallel to the official celebration of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Tourism Day in Sri Lanka, together with the Department of Trade Commerce and Tourism, Central Province in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, had Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operation Centre...

  • ‘Army Road Race-2020' Flagged off at Army HQ Entrance Covers 22 Km

    26th September 2020 15:23:18 Hours

    ‘Army Road Race-2020' Flagged off at Army HQ Entrance Covers 22 Km

    The Army Road Race - 2020, an annual feature popular among Army athletes was flagged off by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak as the Chief Guest at the Army HQ entrance on Saturday (26) with 125 participants, representing 17 Regiments, and ended at Panagoda Army Cantonment covering approximately a distance of about 22 km.

  • Army Chief, Chief Guest to Open 'Victory & Peace' Art Exhibition at Colombo Russian Centre

    22nd September 2020 10:38:01 Hours

    Army Chief, Chief Guest to Open 'Victory & Peace' Art Exhibition at Colombo Russian Centre

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Monday evening (21) was the Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Art Exhibition, themed ‘Victory and Peace’ at the Russian Centre in Colombo, coincident with the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the 2nd World War.

  • Commander Opens SLNG's New Playground for Both Army & School Athletes

    18th September 2020 17:30:04 Hours

    Commander Opens SLNG's New Playground for Both Army & School Athletes

    The Headquarter Battalion of the Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) at Heraliyawala, quite close to the SLNG Regimental Headquarters at Wehera, Kurunegala, extended a warm welcome to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva when he arrived at the HQ Battalion premises to open its new playground this morning (18).

  • SLA's 132nd Anniversary Commemoration Begins Saluting Fallen Gunners

    17th September 2020 22:53:44 Hours

    SLA's 132nd Anniversary Commemoration Begins Saluting Fallen Gunners

    One of the oldest and reputed regiments in the Army, Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), celebrating its 132 years of service to the Nation, commemorated its unforgettable fallen War Heroes on Thursday (17) during a solemn ceremony, held at the SLA Regiment’s War Heroes' Memorial at the Regimental Centre, Panagoda.

  • The Army “Thuru Mithuru - Nawa Ratak” Receives Stimulant to Assist Farming Community around Army Camps

    14th September 2020 18:43:02 Hours

    The Army “Thuru Mithuru - Nawa Ratak” Receives Stimulant to Assist Farming Community around Army Camps

    The brainchild of the Commander of the Army, “Thuru Mithuru-Nawa Ratak,” the multifaceted project, being spearheaded by the Army for promotion of crop cultivation among troops and the general public this morning (14) picked up more steam and vigour when the Commercial Bank came forward to supplement....

  • 300 More Elite SF Graduates Pass Out to Adorn the Army & Strengthen National Security

    13th September 2020 01:28:20 Hours

    300 More Elite SF Graduates Pass Out to Adorn the Army & Strengthen National Security

    The state-of-the art Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Maduruoya adorned ceremonial garbs Saturday (12) morning and inducted well-trained five more Officers and 295 Other Ranks of the elite Special Forces (SF) who followed the intensive nine-month long Training Course No-50, amidst greetings and best wishes during an eventful formal ceremony, dignified by the presence of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment of Special Forces as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Shows Gratitude to East-based Troops for Commitment to COVID-19 Control

    10th September 2020 19:36:00 Hours

    Commander Shows Gratitude to East-based Troops for Commitment to COVID-19 Control

    Trincomalee-headquartered 22 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - East on Thursday (10) received the visiting Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) to a red carpet welcome who was on a formal visit to the East on a fact-finding mission.