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  • Buttala OCDC Begins Its 12th Seminar for Officers

    17th December 2018 13:17:22 Hours

    Buttala OCDC Begins Its 12th Seminar for Officers

    The inauguration of the Buttala Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) Seminar on the theme, ‘Contemporary Strategic Environment in the Region and the Role of Military Commanders’ took place this morning (17) during a simple ceremony headed by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.

  • SLMA Releases Fully-Fledged 234 More New Officers to the 'Rata Rakina Jathiya'

    15th December 2018 20:52:22 Hours

    SLMA Releases Fully-Fledged 234 More New Officers to the 'Rata Rakina Jathiya'

    The pride of the Nation, 'Rata Rakina Jathiya' (community defending the country) on Saturday (15) during a colourful ceremony at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) was once again blessed with 234 youthful Officer Cadets who upon successful completion of their military training passed out amidst pomp and pageantry in the presence of a distinguished gathering, including HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as the Chief Guest.

  • DSCSC Undergraduates in Course No -12 Receive 'psc'

    12th December 2018 23:46:16 Hours

    DSCSC Undergraduates in Course No -12 Receive 'psc'

    The graduation ceremony of the Course No 12 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda which qualifies Officers to wear the passed staff college (psc) badge got underway this morning (12), presided by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as the Chief Guest.

  • Army Christmas Carols at Nelum Pokuna Remind True Spirits of Fellowship & Reconciliation

    12th December 2018 11:23:57 Hours

    Army Christmas Carols at Nelum Pokuna Remind True Spirits of Fellowship & Reconciliation

    Sri Lanka Army’s annual Christmas Carols coordinated by the Army Christian Fellowship got underway this evening (11) at Nelum Pokuna theatre amidst a gathering of distinguished invitees, heralding the onset of seasonal greetings. The day’s Chief Guest, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army along with Mrs Chandrika Senanayake, President of Army Sava Vanitha Unit attended the special occasion, conducted in both Sinhala and English languages.

  • Commander Shoots First Ball in Army-Built New Cricket Ground in Dombagoda

    10th December 2018 20:34:51 Hours

    Commander Shoots First Ball in Army-Built New Cricket Ground in Dombagoda

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army turning a new chapter for promotion of Army Cricket on Monday (10) ceremonially, opened the newly-constructed cricket ground at Sri Lanka Army Ordinance Corps (SLAOC) Headquarters premises in Dombagoda where the finals in the Army Inter Regiment T-20 Championship were played for the first time in the new turf.

  • Army-Erected New NIBU Auditorium Vested in Students During Grand Ceremony

    08th December 2018 16:12:20 Hours

    Army-Erected New NIBU Auditorium Vested in Students During Grand Ceremony

    Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army was honoured by inviting him to grace the opening of the modern auditorium at the Kelaniya Manelwatte Nāgānanda International Buddhist University (NIBU) as the Chief Guest on Friday (7) in the company of the donor, Prof U. Daw, Chief Instructor at Nāgānanda International Institute for Buddhist Studies and Ven Dr. Bodagama Chandima Thero, Chief Sangha Nayake for Taiwan and the architect of the NIBU.

  • Institutionalizing ‘Angampora’ Army Gives New Lease of Life to Age-old Local Martial Art

    06th December 2018 18:21:03 Hours

    Institutionalizing ‘Angampora’ Army Gives New Lease of Life to Age-old Local Martial Art

    Sri Lanka Army by establishing the country’s first ever Angampora Experiment Institute and Training Centre (AEITC) at Panagoda Army Cantonment with state patronage added a new chapter to the field of Army sports on Tuesday (4) during an induction (Kala Elimangalya) display of Army Angampora players before a gathering, headed by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake Commander of the Army.

  • Ladies in Army Women's Corps Raise Their Voices in BMICH Symposium

    04th December 2018 22:27:55 Hours

    Ladies in Army Women's Corps Raise Their Voices in BMICH Symposium

    Lady Officers and woman soldiers, attached to the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) Regiment who have always thrown full weight behind the successful journey of the Army raised their voice on Tuesday (4) in their first-ever symposium, themed ‘Women: the Bedrock of Development and Sustainable Peace’ at the BMICH where the ‘learning experience’ was shared by a panel of eminent lady activists.

  • War Hero’s Unwavering Determination Moves Along in Wheelchair to Point Pedro

    03rd December 2018 20:57:45 Hours

    War Hero’s Unwavering Determination Moves Along in Wheelchair to Point Pedro

    If ‘Perseverance is the Hard Work you Do after You get tired doing the Hard Work you already Did’ as the American historian, Newt Gingrich once quipped, there emerged Corporal Gemunu Karunarathna of 6 Gajaba Regiment (GR) who is determined to move along in a wheelchair to Point Pedro from Point Dondra in the South to coincide with the International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December).

  • Army Signallers in ICT Symposium Ready to Take Wings to ‘Cyber Space’

    28th November 2018 17:54:01 Hours

    Army Signallers in ICT Symposium Ready to Take Wings to ‘Cyber Space’

    Drawing a considerable gathering of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts, including overseas ones under one roof, perhaps for the first time in the Army history, the international Symposium of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), themed ‘Cyberspace; Perpetual Battlefront for Future’ began its sessions at the BMICH this morning (28) after a brief inaugural ceremony, headed by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.