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  • VIR Regimental Centre Receives Army Chief to a Red Carpet Welcome

    21st October 2021 17:31:27 Hours

    VIR Regimental Centre Receives Army Chief to a Red Carpet Welcome

    Founded in 1988, the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops asking themselves, “What cannot they bear, those who are adept and well versed in their arts, crafts and professions” as engraved in their motto added more strength to their Boyagane Regimental HQ this morning (21) by fortifying it with a state-of-the art Parade Ground of high standards, thanks to the efforts of the VIR’s Colonel of the Regiment, Officers and All Ranks.

  • 'Way Forward Strategy-2020-2025' Takes One More Milestone Step Forward Raising 1st Corps of SLA

    17th October 2021 18:52:58 Hours

    'Way Forward Strategy-2020-2025' Takes One More Milestone Step Forward Raising 1st Corps of SLA

    The landmark unification of Reserve Strike Divisions, Special Operations Forces and elements of other arms in the Sri Lanka Army as 1 Corps of the Sri Lanka Army occurred this morning (17) during a formal ceremony at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Regimental HQ premises as promulgated in the Army Commander's 'Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025' for the organization.

  • Special Banquet at Army Headquarters Felicitates Indian Army Chief

    16th October 2021 23:53:40 Hours

    Special Banquet at Army Headquarters Felicitates Indian Army Chief

    The visiting Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane after his hectic but friendly sojourn in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill visit was hosted to a formal banquet last evening (15) at the Army Headquarters during a colourful entertaining event dignified by the presence of his host General Shavendra Silva....

  • ‘Mitra Shakthi’ Boosts Strength & Friendship, Says Indian Army Chief Witnessing Final Mock Attack at Maduru Oya

    15th October 2021 15:09:01 Hours

    ‘Mitra Shakthi’ Boosts Strength & Friendship, Says Indian Army Chief Witnessing Final Mock Attack at Maduru Oya

    The final mock demonstration of the largest-ever joint Exercise ‘Mitra Shakthi VIII’ that ushers in revitalized bonds of friendly goodwill and strong cooperation between the Sri Lanka Army and the Indian Army got underway this morning (15) in the presence of General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army as the Chief Guest and his host, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at Maduru Oya Army Training School (ATS) grounds.

  • Glittering Military Honours at GR Regimental Centre Extend Warm Reception to Indian Army Chief

    14th October 2021 15:06:58 Hours

    Glittering Military Honours at GR Regimental Centre Extend Warm Reception to Indian Army Chief

    The Gajaba Regimental HQ at Saliyapura was adorned with festive garbs this morning (14) as military formalities were set to welcome the historic visit of the Indian Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane to the camp on account of the Gajaba Regiment’s (GR) proud 38th Anniversary the Regimental Day.

  • Indian Army Chief Arrives at AHQ amid Military Honours & Holds Cordial Talks

    13th October 2021 12:58:03 Hours

    Indian Army Chief Arrives at AHQ amid Military Honours & Holds Cordial Talks

    Seeking to give a fillip to existing bilateral military ties, the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC who is in Sri Lanka now at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army arrived at the Army Headquarters this morning (13) to a grand red carpet welcome.

  • Indian Army Chief, Promoting Bilateral Understanding & Cooperation Arrives on Goodwill Tour

    12th October 2021 01:48:50 Hours

    Indian Army Chief, Promoting Bilateral Understanding & Cooperation Arrives on Goodwill Tour

    A bevy of Kandyan ‘Ves’ dancers of the Sri Lanka Army presenting their aesthetic skills welcomed and greeted General Manoj Mukund Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army and his delegation on arrival at the Colombo International Airport this morning (12).

  • Historic 72nd Army Day Makes History for ‘Home of Gajaba’ with HE the President as Chief Guest

    10th October 2021 15:24:50 Hours

    Historic 72nd Army Day Makes History for ‘Home of Gajaba’ with HE the President as Chief Guest

    ‘Home of Gajaba’ at Saliyapura on the Sri Lanka Army’s 72nd Anniversary Day (10 October) assumed the form of a glittering state ceremony this morning (10) as the whole Gajaba Regimental Centre complex adorned itself with festive spirits and fluttering multi-coloured Army flags in order to welcome HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who graced the Army Day anniversary ceremonials at Saliyapura which was his fort many moons ago when he was a career officer in the prestigious Gajaba Regiment.

  • Fearless & Selfless Warriors Celebrate 72nd Army Anniversary with Pride

    10th October 2021 00:01:01 Hours

    Fearless & Selfless Warriors Celebrate 72nd Army Anniversary with Pride

    The Sri Lanka Army, the most sought protective shield behind which our country pursues unhampered and arduous struggle toward economic growth and social development, matures into its 72nd birthday today (10) as the finest and most trusted service-provider in the country whose scope of dedication, courage, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice has....

  • Army Anniversary Blessed at 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Precincts amid Reverberating Auspicious Drums & Rituals

    09th October 2021 15:31:27 Hours

    Army Anniversary Blessed at 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Precincts amid Reverberating Auspicious Drums & Rituals

    The final segment of the Flag-Blessing ceremony on account of the 72nd Army anniversary and the Army Day (Oct 10) got underway at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Anuradhapura this morning (9) amid reverberating rhythmic beats of traditional and auspicious drums, ‘Hevisi’ and ‘Magul Bera’ and a representative gathering of Officers and....