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  • Unmatched Bravery of SLLI War Heroes Remembered & Venerated

    26th October 2019 06:55:19 Hours

    Unmatched Bravery of SLLI War Heroes Remembered & Venerated

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental Headquarters at Panagoda, reawakening memorable heroic acts of 3878 fallen SLLI War Heroes in contemporary times once again, paid its glowing tribute to their memory this evening (25) by staging a colourful military ceremony, blended with a religious segment. The SLLI, the oldest and one of the most reputed regiments in the Army with its motto “I Serve,” was raised in 1881.

  • Air Experts Begin their Deliberations in ‘Colombo Air Symposium’

    24th October 2019 20:34:15 Hours

    Air Experts Begin their Deliberations in ‘Colombo Air Symposium’

    The ‘Colombo Air Symposium 2019’ on the theme ‘A Small Air Force: Way Forward in Achieving Future Vision’ kicked off this morning (24) at Eagle’s Lakeside Banquet & Convention Hall in Attidiya in the presence of a gathering of veterans in the field of air operations.

  • Commander as Chief Guest Presents Colours to Pushpadana Girls

    22nd October 2019 10:10:48 Hours

    Commander as Chief Guest Presents Colours to Pushpadana Girls

    Kandy Pushpadana Girls' College-produced 400 Colour winners in Sports and several other extra-curricular projects had the distinctive privilege of accepting their accolades from the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Monday (21) evening when he graced their glamorous awarding night as the Chief Guest.

  • Army in Kilinochchi Releases 150.15 More Acres without Compromising Security Interests

    18th October 2019 12:53:23 Hours

    Army in Kilinochchi Releases 150.15 More Acres without Compromising Security Interests

    In what could be considered of monumental value, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army during his first visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) upon his assumption as the Army Chief, attended a brief ceremony this morning (18) to formally release one more land chunk of 150.15 acres, belonging to the State and private owners.

  • GR Marks Its 36th Birthday Anniversary with Grand Elaborate Events

    14th October 2019 15:35:30 Hours

    GR Marks Its 36th Birthday Anniversary with Grand Elaborate Events

    One of the most prominent and leading Infantry wings in the Army, Gajaba Regiment (GR) whose troops with their avowed theme song, ‘Peramune Sita Helaya Rakina…..’ (Defending the Nation from the front line) marking an epoch in the country’s contemporary war history commemorated its 36th anniversary on a grand scale on Monday (14) morning at Saliyapura.

  • Commander's Initiative Gets New Furnished House for Mother with Two Children

    13th October 2019 16:22:56 Hours

    Commander's Initiative Gets New Furnished House for Mother with Two Children

    "It is really a dream come true for me and my two children who are destitute, and I still cannot believe there are still great Good Samaritans living around us. We are indebted to the War Heroes for ever because they as the country's only beam of hope salvaged our country, and now rendering great service to the helpless. Your humanitarian initiative to provide shelter to us as living 'Gods' after the country was freed from terrorism, is remembered for ever...

  • Colourful Army Flags Fluttering in the Sea Breeze Herald a New Era on 70th Army Anniversary Day

    10th October 2019 17:12:33 Hours

    Colourful Army Flags Fluttering in the Sea Breeze Herald a New Era on 70th Army Anniversary Day

    Galle Face green Thursday morning (10) amid a mammoth gathering of distinguished invitees, state officials, past Commanders, veterans, spouses stood adorned with fluttering Army flags for a couple of hours when nearly a column of 2,000 troops rolled across the esplanade and saluted the day’s Chief Guest, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army who arrived there to mark the historic 70th Army Anniversary, organized in an unprecedented scale.

  • Four Digit Number Officers & Other Ranks Get Promotion Bonanza on Historic 70th Army Day

    10th October 2019 12:23:35 Hours

    Four Digit Number Officers & Other Ranks Get Promotion Bonanza on Historic 70th Army Day

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, 23rd Commander of the Army during the 70th Army Day (10 October), commemorated at Galle Face Green this morning (10) coloured with a mammoth parade announced that a total of 210 Officers and 7000 Other Ranks for the first time of the Army history were granted promotions and confirmation of their ranks to coincide with the landmark event.

  • SRI LANKA ARMY TURNS 70 YEARS OF AGE

    09th October 2019 22:00:24 Hours

    SRI LANKA ARMY TURNS 70 YEARS OF AGE

    Sri Lanka Army, the much-sought service provider and the Nation’s most formidable land force with unmatched records of gallantry, dedication and selfless commitment turns 70 years of age today (October 10) and commemorates the milestone with a series of military formalities. It was founded on 10 October 1949 as the Ceylon Army after forming its first regular force under the command of Brigadier R. Sinclair. With the establishment of its own Military Academy in Diyatalawa, Brigadier Anton Muthukumaru assumed the mantle of office as the first Sri Lankan Commander of the then Ceylon Army.

  • Memories of Brave War Heroes Venerated at Battaramulla Hours Before the Army Day

    08th October 2019 23:38:28 Hours

    Memories of Brave War Heroes Venerated at Battaramulla Hours Before the Army Day

    Memories of War Heroes in contemporary times were refreshed and venerated this afternoon (8) once again at Battaramulla War Heroes’ Monument by hundreds of Army soldiers, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army on the eve of the forthcoming 70th Army Anniversary aka Army Day (October 10).