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;
The customary all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting, the final religious segment, the forerunner to the 73rd Army Anniversary and Army Day (10 October) commenced Friday (7) evening at the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters with the participation of prominent Buddhist monks. Friday’s final segment of a series of multi religious arrangements that invoked spiritual blessings on the forward-march of the country’s most sought service provider, the Army was attended by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the lay Chief Guest...
The Sri Lanka Army on the verge of maturing into its 73 years of victorious existence in a couple of days refreshed the memories of invaluable sacrifices of War Heroes in a solemn, yet dignified commemorative ceremony on Thursday (6) afternoon at Battaramulla War Heroes’ Monument (Ranaviru Smarayakaya).
A special Mass at All Saints' Church, Borella on Monday (3) afternoon blessed the forthcoming 73rd Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) as part of the multi-religious religious observances, prior to the date of the anniversary commemoration.
The Inter Regiment Practical Rifle and Combat Shooting Meet-2022, organized by the Army Small Arms Association (ASAA), together with the Marksmanship and Sniper Training School (MSTS) at Diyatalawa, more popularly known as the ‘Home of Snipers’ drew to a close this afternoon (30) where Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army graced as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Major General WTWG Ihalage RWP RSP psc, Chairman, ASAA.
The third religious ceremony of Buddhist faith in sequence to bless the forthcoming 73rd Army anniversary (October 10) got underway this morning (28) at the most hallowed Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy where sacred 'Shareerika' relics remain enshrined for veneration.
The sacred Anuradhapura Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi precincts, sanctified by the planting of the sacred offshoot from India-based Sri Maha Ananda Bodhi which gave shelter to the Buddha during his Enlightenment was swarmed with hundreds of representative Army personnel of all island-wide establishments and formations on Saturday (24) with the objective of invoking symbolic blessings on the forthcoming 73rd Army Anniversary and the Army Day (10 October).
The series of blessing ceremonies of all faiths as the precursor to the forthcoming 73rd Army Anniversary and the Army Day (10 October) got to a start on Wednesday (21) at the sacred Kataragama Kirivehera and Devaala compounds with the participation of Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest, together with a host of Officers and Other Ranks.
The Army-groomed sportsmen and sportswomen who shone distinctively in the field of international sports were invited this morning (20) to the Commander’s office at the Army HQ to receive appreciative compliments and cash incentives. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army after meeting those sport stars who brought fame to the country and the Army alike commended their achievements and talked to each one of them in the presence of the Director Sports of the Army.
The auspicious harvesting of paddy, sown in a stretch of 12 acres of fields near the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters occurred this morning (16) during a ceremony, where the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, graced as the Chief Guest for the ‘Ran Aswanu Neleeme Mangallaya’.