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  • First Group of Army-produced Women De-miners Ready to Accept Overseas Responsibilities

    2022-09-08 19:46:34

    First Group of Army-produced Women De-miners Ready to Accept Overseas Responsibilities

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army adding a special chapter to the reputed de-mining assignments of the Army this morning (8) awarded Certificates of Proficiency to the first group of 54 Army-trained women de-miners, who followed an internationally-acclaimed Humanitarian De-mining Course of high standards after inviting them to the Army Headquarters.

  • Ex-servicemen Gather Together to Mark 78th Anniversary of the SLESA

    2022-09-05 14:15:32

    Ex-servicemen Gather Together to Mark 78th Anniversary of the SLESA

    The 78th Anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) got underway at Attidiya Eagles' Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall on Sunday (4) The memorable occasion assumed further significance with the participation of Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) as the Chief Guest, together with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander...

  • Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship Tournament 2022 Gives Win to SLAGSC

    2022-08-31 13:16:21

    Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship Tournament 2022 Gives Win to SLAGSC

    The final tussle of the Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship tournament-2022, played at Colombo Race Course Ground this afternoon (30), pushed Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) Regiment players to a resounding victory beating the rival, Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) with 24 points.

  • Commander Making His First Formal Visit to SFHQ-J Highlights Need to Safeguard Professional Standards

    2022-08-27 18:52:15

    Commander Making His First Formal Visit to SFHQ-J Highlights Need to Safeguard Professional Standards

    The Security Force HQ-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (26) lent a hearty red carpet welcome to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army when he made his first formal visit to the SFHQ-J compound after his recent assumption of office as 24th Commander of the Army. The much-awaited visit, coloured with military salutes, troop address, exchange of mementoes and sapling-planting, etc assumed greater significance as he was invited by Major General Chandana Wijayasundera, Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna...

  • ASVU-Initiated New ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ Scholarships Offered to 91 Children of War Heroes

    2022-08-22 18:20:48

    ASVU-Initiated New ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ Scholarships Offered to 91 Children of War Heroes

    The novel ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship awarding programme, exclusively initiated by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) presented financial scholarships, each worth Rs 25,000/= to 91 sons and daughters of Army War Heros’ families on Monday (22), in an attempt to encourage and stimulate those students for higher studies.

  • Retired Tri-Service Veterans Present a Copy of the Book ‘Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2’ to Army Chief

    2022-08-19 21:02:16

    Retired Tri-Service Veterans Present a Copy of the Book ‘Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2’ to Army Chief

    A group of three retired senior veterans this afternoon (19) called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage at the Army Headquarters and presented a copy of their book, “Volunteers from Ceylon WWs 1 & 2” which had been co-authored by all three veterans.

  • Commander Conducts Unannounced Visits & Inquires into Standards at Ratmalana Camps

    2022-08-15 18:21:31

    Commander Conducts Unannounced Visits & Inquires into Standards at Ratmalana Camps

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army, sensitive to the requirements, facilities, and quality of foods being prepared and served at Army establishments undertook surprise visits separately to the 4 Sri Lanka Engineers camp, Directorate of the Army Band and Performing Arts, and the Army Transit Camp at Ratmalana during lunch intermissions on Sunday (14) with the objective of receiving a firsthand experience of those inside arrangements.

  • President’s Maiden Visit to Army HQ Greeted with Red Carpet Welcome & Military Honours

    2022-08-09 15:21:25

    President’s Maiden Visit to Army HQ Greeted with Red Carpet Welcome & Military Honours

    The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura on Tuesday (9) laid a red carpet welcome to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ranil Wickremesinghe when he made his first formal visit to the HQ at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage after the former's recent assumption of office as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka.

  • Curtains Come Down on Tripartite Combined SLAVF, Army Para Athletics & Novices' Sports Meets

    2022-08-05 11:20:52

    Curtains Come Down on Tripartite Combined SLAVF, Army Para Athletics & Novices' Sports Meets

    Finals and colourful awarding ceremony of the tripartite joint Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Athletics Championship - 2022, 23rd Inter Regiment Army Para Athletic Championship and the Inter Regiment Novices’ Sports Meet got underway this afternoon (4) at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium where Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army graced as the Chief Guest.

  • Copra Processed by Army Troops Offered to Sri Dalada Maligawa for Illuminations in the Annual Perahera

    2022-07-29 18:14:07

    Copra Processed by Army Troops Offered to Sri Dalada Maligawa for Illuminations in the Annual Perahera

    The Army repeating its annual practice of offering free dried coconuts (Copra) that can be used to light up and for illuminations of the Sri Dalada Perahera this morning (29) handed over a stock of 15 tons of Copra to the chieftain (Diyawadana Nilame) of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) for the 9th consecutive year during a simple ceremony, graced by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army.