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  • 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).

  • All-Night ‘Pirith’ Chanting at Panagoda Blesses Army Anniversary

    08th October 2019 12:00:47 Hours

    All-Night ‘Pirith’ Chanting at Panagoda Blesses Army Anniversary

    The customary all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting, organized by the Army Buddhist Association at Bodhirajaramaya, Panagoda (Army temple) on account of the forthcoming Army Day (10) got underway on Monday (7) evening amid a huge gathering of Army personnel and family members. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, together with....

  • SLAF Colour Wing Salutes Visiting Army Commander

    07th October 2019 14:58:23 Hours

    SLAF Colour Wing Salutes Visiting Army Commander

    Guardians of the Skies, Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) with their SLAF Colour Wing hosted a red carpet welcome this morning (7) to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva when he made his first courtesy call on the Commander of the SLAF Air Marshal Sumangala Dias at the SLAF Headquarters.

  • ‘Kirivehera’ & Kataragama Devala Precincts Glitter with Fluttering Army Flags

    06th October 2019 07:44:31 Hours

    ‘Kirivehera’ & Kataragama Devala Precincts Glitter with Fluttering Army Flags

    Bringing the series of 70th Army Anniversary multi-religious ceremonies to culmination, the final offerings at Kirivehera and Kataragama Devala precincts got underway Saturday (5) evening where hundreds of flag-carrying representative Army Officers and Other Rankers, adorning Kataragama sacred premises, joined other devotees for conduct of separate ceremonies....

  • More Maroon Berets Trained in Kuda Oya Adorn 'Defenders of the Nation'

    05th October 2019 22:39:20 Hours

    More Maroon Berets Trained in Kuda Oya Adorn 'Defenders of the Nation'

    Two officers and seventy soldiers, belonging to the 47-C & D batches of the reputed Commando Regiment (CR) of the Army during a magnificent military ceremony of the high standards received their insignia on Saturday (5) at Uva-Kuda Oya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS), amid a distinguished gathering of invitees, including Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva....

  • Inter Regiment Drill & Band Displays Held on Grand Scale

    04th October 2019 11:51:20 Hours

    Inter Regiment Drill & Band Displays Held on Grand Scale

    The Inter Regiment Drill and Band Display plus the Pace Stick that testifies to the high standards of discipline and conduct among members of the Army, took center stage on Thursday (3) evening at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry parade grounds as one of the most attractive and multi-coloured events in the organization.

  • Colourful Flag Blessing Ceremony at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ on 70th Army Anniversary Held

    01st October 2019 13:11:16 Hours

    Colourful Flag Blessing Ceremony at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ on 70th Army Anniversary Held

    Reverberating rhythmic beats of traditional and auspicious drums, ‘Hevisi’ and ‘Magul Bera’ on Tuesday (1) morning echoed around the Anuradhapura sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ precincts as the stage was set to start the annual Flag Blessing ceremony, precursor to the forthcoming 70th Army Day (October 10).

  • Sri Lanka's Much Sought Service-Provider & Defender Reaches its 70th Anniversary

    28th September 2019 18:27:45 Hours

    Sri Lanka's Much Sought Service-Provider & Defender Reaches its 70th Anniversary

    Sri Lanka's much-sought service provider and the prime watchdog for defence of the motherland, the Sri Lanka Army with an unmatched record of gallantry and selfless sacrifices is to mature into be a septuagenarian in a few days, and the customary sequence of commemorative events to mark its 70th anniversary got to a start this morning (28)...