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  • Kirivehera & Kataragama Sacred Precincts Glitter with Fluttering Army Flags

    04th October 2021 06:52:12 Hours

    Kirivehera & Kataragama Sacred Precincts Glitter with Fluttering Army Flags

    Scores of flag-carrying representative Officers and Other Ranks of the Army Sunday (3) afternoon joined devotees at Kataragama Kirivehera and Devala precincts where the symbolic Army flag blessing ceremony on account of the forthcoming 72nd Army Anniversary and the Army Day (10 October) took place with the participation of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and a host of Senior Officers and Other Ranks.

  • Kumpurupiddi Beach Head Turns to Mini Battlefield During Final Phase of Mock Enemy Attack

    30th September 2021 06:46:53 Hours

    Kumpurupiddi Beach Head Turns to Mini Battlefield During Final Phase of Mock Enemy Attack

    The ‘Critical Engagement, the climax of the joint multi-pronged tri-service Field Training Exercise (FTX) of the Army, ‘Cormorant Strike XI – 2021’ which executed its final amphibious mock attack capturing the simulated hostile bases in Kumpurupiddi, off Trincomalee this afternoon (29) with participants from foreign militaries, was witnessed by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, along with High Commissioners of Bangladesh and the Maldives, Defence Attaches and a host of tri service Senior Officers...

  • The Sri Lanka Army Inaugurates its 72nd Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies at Dalada Maligawa

    28th September 2021 09:10:36 Hours

    The Sri Lanka Army Inaugurates its 72nd Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies at Dalada Maligawa

    The formal inauguration of the series of religious ceremonies on account of the forthcoming 72nd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army (October 10), the most admired, dedicated and fondly recognized as the ‘Protectors of the Nation’ began on Monday (27) evening at the sacred city of Kandy with offer of Buddha Pooja, Flag-blessing and offer of ‘Gilanpasa’ to the....

  • NOCPCO Head Thanks All for Working Towards Decline in Deaths & the Infected

    25th September 2021 08:32:44 Hours

    NOCPCO Head Thanks All for Working Towards Decline in Deaths & the Infected

    The Home-based Integrated Patient Management System for COVID patients that got jointly underway with the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) as well as all NOCPCO Task Force members, Medical Specialists, Health Administrators, Civil and Military Medical Officers, Nurses....

  • Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps HQ Complex Enters into its New 5-Storied Building

    23rd September 2021 15:38:18 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps HQ Complex Enters into its New 5-Storied Building

    The new state-of-the art 5-storied new office complex at the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) Headquarters at Borella was ceremonially inaugurated and warmed this morning (23) during a simple ceremony, headed by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who was warmly welcomed on arrival and awarded....

  • Mock 'Cormorant Strike XI ' FTX Enters Colombo Harbour & Launches Ad hoc Rescue Mission

    12th September 2021 20:07:25 Hours

    Mock 'Cormorant Strike XI ' FTX Enters Colombo Harbour & Launches Ad hoc Rescue Mission

    As the ongoing 'Exercise Cormorant Strike XI -2021' of the Army is in full swing, rehearsing troops on Sunday (12) after entering the Colombo Harbour staged a daring mission to rescue the hypothetical Fisheries and Harbour Minister of Concordia who had been taken hostage by mock Eastasian Liberation Fighters (ELF) inside the International Container Terminal of the Colombo Harbour.

  • World-Class Gold & Bronze Medalists in Paralympics - 2020 Welcomed at Ministry of Sports

    08th September 2021 15:22:43 Hours

    World-Class Gold & Bronze Medalists in Paralympics - 2020 Welcomed at Ministry of Sports

    Just a few hours after Paralympians returned home with Gold and Bronze Medals, Hon Minister of Sports, Namal Rajapakse, along with State Minister, Hon Senuka Vidanagamage, General Shavendra Silva, Chairman, National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Ministry officials this morning (8) had a cordial welcome meeting with Medalists at the Ministerial office, Torrington Square.

  • SF Regimental Centre Gets Better Equipped with Modern Facilities for SNCOs & All Ranks

    05th September 2021 16:19:52 Hours

    SF Regimental Centre Gets Better Equipped with Modern Facilities for SNCOs & All Ranks

    The Special Forces (SF) Regimental Headquarters at Naula laid a red carpet welcome and awarded colour-rich military honours to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, who is also the Colonel of the Regiment, Special Forces when he arrived there this morning (5) to inaugurate its state-of-the art new facility complex....

  • Fulfilling a Longstanding Need, CES Officers Get New Officers’ Mess Building Complex

    02nd September 2021 16:48:54 Hours

    Fulfilling a Longstanding Need, CES Officers Get New Officers’ Mess Building Complex

    The five-storied new officers’ Mess building complex of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES), erected at the Regimental Centre at Panagoda was formally warmed this morning (2) and vested in the CES Officers during a simple ceremony, graced by 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) as the Chief Guest.

  • COVID 19-Affected Buddhist Monks to be Treated at Army-Established ICC at Vipassana Meditation Centre

    30th August 2021 15:41:30 Hours

    COVID 19-Affected Buddhist Monks to be Treated at Army-Established ICC at Vipassana Meditation Centre

    “Sri Lanka Army soldiers at the forefront of the control, prevention and facilitating treatment against COVID-19 pandemic are like parents who are caring for their own children at a time the country is undergoing a critical period. Today, you extended the same parental care for members of the Maha Sangha by converting this meditation monastery to be an....