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  • SRIMED’s 9th Contingent Ready for Departure to South Sudan

    25th January 2023 18:32:58 Hours

    SRIMED’s 9th Contingent Ready for Departure to South Sudan

    The 9th contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), ready to leave for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to serve the Level-2 SRIMED Hospital before their departure presented a ceremonial salute to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the SLAMC Regimental Headquarters ground at Werahera on Wednesday (25).

  • Battle-Hardened 4 GR Re-designated & Revived

    21st January 2023 10:22:27 Hours

    Battle-Hardened 4 GR Re-designated & Revived

    The customary flag-awarding ceremony of the re-designated 4th Gajaba Regiment (GR) which was converted to a Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) in 2007, took place on Friday (20 January) at the Gajaba Regiment Regimental Headquarters in Saliyapura headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment, GR as the Chief Guest. According, the 24th Battalion of the Gajaba Regiment was redesigned as the 4th Battalion of the Gajaba Regiment.

  • Commander's Alma Mater in Matale Extends Warm Reception & Felicitates Army Chief

    20th January 2023 11:22:54 Hours

    Commander's Alma Mater in Matale Extends Warm Reception & Felicitates Army Chief

    Enabling the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage to bring back undying school day memories and milestones during his schooling, Matale Vijaya College accorded a warm reception to the old Vijayan who had taken up the reins of office as the 24th Commander of the Army during a felicitation ceremony at the College premises on Thursday (19).

  • War Heroes under Recuperation at MSM Offered Permanent Centre for Ayurvedic Healing

    11th January 2023 19:19:24 Hours

    War Heroes under Recuperation at MSM Offered Permanent Centre for Ayurvedic Healing

    The ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ (MSM) wellness resort at Attidiya where permanently-injured War Heroes are under recuperation and rehabilitation on Wednesday (11) was equipped with a new herbal medicine centre, ‘Mihindu Ayurveda Suwa Arana’ following a personal initiative taken by the Commandant MSM under the guidance of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage in close collaboration with the Department of Ayurveda.

  • Potential Army Retirees Trained for Overseas Openings in De-Mining

    09th January 2023 19:27:41 Hours

    Potential Army Retirees Trained for Overseas Openings in De-Mining

    The inauguration of the ‘Humanitarian De-Mining Course - 1', designed for potential Army retirees who could take up overseas assignments in future after retirement took place this morning (9) at the Army Headquarters, headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.

  • Army Rugby Players Stimulated Offering New Pitch at Panagoda

    05th January 2023 09:51:32 Hours

    Army Rugby Players Stimulated Offering New Pitch at Panagoda

    The field of Rugby / Football in the Army, which has been recognized island-wide as a formidable team had a new lease of life on Wednesday (4) with the inauguration of the new pitch at Panagoda Army cantonment by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage who attended as the Chief Guest.

  • Dawn of New Year - 2023 Greeted at Army Headquarters with Formalities

    02nd January 2023 15:27:13 Hours

    Dawn of New Year - 2023 Greeted at Army Headquarters with Formalities

    Amidst formalities, warm wishes and exchange of hearty pleasantries, 'Protectors of the Nation' at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura greeted the first working day in the New Year-2023 with the customary flag-raising, reading of the state allegiance oath, recital of the national anthem and the Army song, the Commander's New Year address and...

  • Commander Wishes Best of Luck & Prosperity to All in the New Year-2023

    31st December 2022 23:29:30 Hours

    Commander Wishes Best of Luck & Prosperity to All in the New Year-2023

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army in his New Year Message Extends Warmest New Year-2023 Greetings to All in the Army and Wishes Best of Luck and Prosperity! Here follows the full text of his New Year Message:

  • Newly-appointed Navy Commander During First Courtesy Visit to Army HQ Warmly Welcomed

    28th December 2022 17:50:01 Hours

    Newly-appointed Navy Commander During First Courtesy Visit to Army HQ Warmly Welcomed

    The recently-appointed Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera this morning (28) made his first courtesy call on Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters in Sri Jayawardenepura.

  • NVQ Qualified Army Personnel Awarded Certificates & Schols to Army Children

    27th December 2022 23:00:17 Hours

    NVQ Qualified Army Personnel Awarded Certificates & Schols to Army Children

    The final certificate-awarding ceremony for 30 Army personnel who successfully qualified in the internationally-recognized National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 4 and 3 after following different technical courses at the Ranaviru Resource Centre (RRC) took place this afternoon (27) at the Army Headquarters during a simple ceremony.