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  • Commander in His Maiden Troop Address Sets Outs His Plans & Vows to Work Towards Betterment

    16th June 2022 18:36:10 Hours

    Commander in His Maiden Troop Address Sets Outs His Plans & Vows to Work Towards Betterment

    Setting out his plan of action and the vision for the Army in future, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army this morning (16) for the first time addressed a representative group of All Ranks at the Army HQ after he took over as 24th Commander of the Army a few days ago.

  • Commander in Kandy Makes Obeisance to Dalada Maligawa & Mahanayake Theros

    13th June 2022 23:28:52 Hours

    Commander in Kandy Makes Obeisance to Dalada Maligawa & Mahanayake Theros

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army, together with his spouse, Mrs. Janaki Liyanage, President, Army Seva Vanitha unit and family members made obeisance to the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy Saturday (11) morning and received blessings, the first formal pilgrimage to this hallowed shrine in the up country after assumption of office as the 24th Army Chief.

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS SPECIAL FULL MOON DAY !

    13th June 2022 23:26:13 Hours

    MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS SPECIAL FULL MOON DAY !

    Let Blessings of Sacred Poson Full Moon Day That Brought Upon a New Civilization Give Strength to All of Us & Prosper Our Motherland ! Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army, All Officers, Other Ranks & Civil Staff Share Noble Thoughts on this Special Day.

  • New Accommodation Facility for Other Ranks Serving Defence HQ, Now Opened for Use

    08th June 2022 12:15:47 Hours

    New Accommodation Facility for Other Ranks Serving Defence HQ, Now Opened for Use

    A long-awaited and much-needed accommodation complex for 740 Other Ranks of the Army working at the Defence HQ complex at Sri Jayawardenepura, built in the nearby Talangama North area was formally vested in the troops this morning (8) during a brief ceremony, attended by the top brass in the defence management.

  • 24th Commander of the Army, Lt Gen Vikum Liyanage Takes Reins

    01st June 2022 11:04:31 Hours

    24th Commander of the Army, Lt Gen Vikum Liyanage Takes Reins

    Lieutenant General H.L.V.M Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, more popularly known as Vikum Liyanage assumed duties as the 24th Commander of the Army on Wednesday (1) during a formal ceremony at the Army Headquarters. On his arrival at the Army Headquarters, a Guard Turnout, presented by Gajaba Regiment troops saluted him in accordance with military traditions after the Commander of the Headquarters Brigade, Brigadier Indika Perera formally received him.

  • Formal Military Ceremony Bids Farewell to Outgoing Army Chief, General Shavendra Silva

    31st May 2022 17:05:21 Hours

    Formal Military Ceremony Bids Farewell to Outgoing Army Chief, General Shavendra Silva

    Military formalities, including a Guard Turn Out and a colour-rich Guard of Honour saluted the outgoing 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, General Shavendra Silva at the formal farewell ceremony, held at the Army Headquarters this afternoon (31), amidst a representative gathering of senior officers and other ranks of the Army.

  • General Shavendra Silva with SLT & SMIB Launches Mobitel Package for Army Personnel & Family Members

    30th May 2022 19:57:40 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva with SLT & SMIB Launches Mobitel Package for Army Personnel & Family Members

    Hours before relinquishment of his office as Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva this afternoon (30) in another significant welfare project that coincides with the ‘Way Forward Strategy 2020 - 2025’ of the Army introduced a new SLT Mobitel package and a set of scholarships to university entrants of Army families after inviting a representative group of recipients to the Army Commander’s office.

  • Another Army Contingent Amid Best Wishes Off to Mali

    24th May 2022 09:56:25 Hours

    Another Army Contingent Amid Best Wishes Off to Mali

    One more contingent of 100 well-trained, meticulously-prepared and professionally-trained Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), designed to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) left for Mali this evening (23) as the first group of the contingent of 243 troops, set to leave in stages.

  • Formal Culmination of State Vesak Commemoration Marked at Kuragala with Colourful Religious Performances

    23rd May 2022 11:00:56 Hours

    Formal Culmination of State Vesak Commemoration Marked at Kuragala with Colourful Religious Performances

    The formal culmination of the week-long State Vesak Festival at Army-revived, built and completely renovated ancient Kuragala cave temple complex, known as Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya took place during this weekend (21-22 May) in the presence of a gathering of Buddhist monks and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...

  • Nation Honours Those Deserving to be Honoured at War Heroes' Monument on 13th Anniversary Day

    19th May 2022 10:01:25 Hours

    Nation Honours Those Deserving to be Honoured at War Heroes' Monument on 13th Anniversary Day

    UNDYING memories and gallantry of heroic War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice while defending the motherland were revered, admired and honoured once again this morning (19) in a simple state ceremony at Sri Jayawardenepura War Heroes’ Monument (Ranaviru Smarakaya) during a solemn ceremony, dignified by the presence of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....