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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.