The new Officers’ Mess building complex of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) Regimental Headquarters at Werahera was formally warmed this morning (9) and vested in the SLAMC Officers during a simple ceremony, graced by General G.D.H. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, Secretary to Ministry of Defence, as the Chief Guest, together with General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army.
The 'Sandahiru Seya' at Anuradhapura, the monumental tribute to the heroism of Tri service War Heroes, Police and Department of Civil Security members with the participation of the top brass in the defence establishment on Thursday (3) evening had its first 'Katina Cheevara Pooja', one of the most meritorious acts in the Buddhist calendar.
The Sri Lanka Army's Special Forces Regiment (SF), one of the Sri Lanka's top special operations forces and a best-trained unit the country can boast, being well-geared to perform any unconventional or unorthodox covert missions, inducted one more elite batch of 19 highly-trained Officers and 595 Other Ranks upon completion of their intensive nine-month long Training Courses No - 52 and 53 on Saturday (29) during a thrilling ceremony at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Maduruoya.
The saga of unmatched sacrifice, valour, commitment and determination that finds articulation through South Asia's biggest War Heroes' Monument at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental HQ compound which is dedicated to the memory of 3,744 SLLI Officers and Other Ranks turned solemn again this afternoon (25) and the edifice was swarmed with a huge gathering of grateful parents, spouses and children of SLLI War Heroes, SLLI veterans, Senior Officers, Other Ranks and invitees.
The exceptionally-skilled 1 Corps of the Sri Lanka Army that unified reserve strike divisions, special operations forces and elements of other Arms marked its first anniversary this morning (21) at a formal ceremony, held at its Kilinochchi Headquarters premises, headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army who graced as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the 1 Corps Commander.
The Sri Lanka Army Headquarters embodying the core philosophy of learning and sharing of knowledge and expertise supplemented it with a long-felt need of an open-source new Library, equipped with modern advances in technological and software library management during a special ceremony, held this morning (17) at the Army Headquarters.
The Sri Lanka Army's one of the most prestigious and battle-hardened entities, the Gajaba Regiment (GR) which marks its 39th anniversary today (14) considers 14th October of every year as the red-letter day aka the memorable GR Regimental Day, a day that brings refreshing memories and connectivity with one another as one bonded family of infantrymen who have joined the saga of unmatched bravery and heroism.
The 2 Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) HQ at Girithale, responsible for provost duties of Eastern province got further equipped this morning (13) with the opening of its new two-storied Multi-Facility building complex, erected in the premises, a long-felt need of the HQ.
The Sri Lanka Army; the proud “Protector of the State” which led a sustained crusade against ruthless terrorism and brought durable peace to the Nation after more than three decades of human suffering celebrated its 73rd anniversary aka the Army Day on Monday (10 October) with grandeur at Panagoda, assuring that it would continue to be the leading gurantor of national security.
Lieutenant General Vikum Liyange, Commander of the Army in his Army Day Message (October 10) aka 73rd Anniversary Day says the prime responsibility of the Sri Lanka Army is to identify the threats to national security and protect the Constitution and democracy in the country and our unity as one would help to overcome any challenge that may pose in the future. " I encourage you to avoid procrastination and discharge your duties effectively to reach the goals of the organization and serve the best interests of the Nation, " Here follows the full text of his message;