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  • Directorate of Welfare Boosts Soldiers' Wellbeing

    2024-02-14 21:26:05

    Directorate of Welfare Boosts Soldiers' Wellbeing

    The Directorate of Welfare held a comprehensive programme today (14 Feb) at Army Headquarters to enhance the lives and wellbeing of dedicated soldiers. Under the direction of Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army, the initiative aimed to provide assistance in the fields of health, medical services and education.

  • Chief of Defence Force of MNDF on Goodwill Tour Arrives at Army HQ

    2024-02-08 21:17:26

    Chief of Defence Force of MNDF on Goodwill Tour Arrives at Army HQ

    The Chief of Defence Force of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Lieutenant General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef, now in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit called on Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army on Thursday (8) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.

  • Army Chief Presents Airborne Insignia to his Airborne Coursemates

    2024-02-06 19:42:54

    Army Chief Presents Airborne Insignia to his Airborne Coursemates

    The Insignia Awarding Ceremony of Basic Airborne Course - MNDF 04 was held at the Army Headquarters on 06 February 2024. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army graced the ceremony as the chief guest.

  • Sri Lanka Celebrates 76th Independence Day with Pride at Galle Face Green

    2024-02-04 22:16:37

    Sri Lanka Celebrates 76th Independence Day with Pride at Galle Face Green

    The 76th National Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated on 04 February 2024, at Galle Face Green in Colombo under the theme 'Hadamu Aluth Ratak' (Let's Build a New Country). The ceremony was presided over by His Excellency the President Ranil Wickremesinghe, accompanied by the Honourable Prime Minister and a distinguished gathering of multi-religious leaders, diplomats, ministers, military officers, civil dignitaries, and invitees.

  • SLEME on Commander's Guidance Saves Millions for the Country

    2024-01-31 20:29:32

    SLEME on Commander's Guidance Saves Millions for the Country

    The Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) have made significant advancements in the maintenance and enhancement of the Army's vehicle fleet. In adherence to explicit directives from the Commander of the Army, SLEME recently incorporated ten fully renovated Mitsubishi Lancer CS - 1 as CS II along with Toyota Camry model car into the Army's fleet saving a large sum of foreign exchange for the country. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army, this afternoon (31), personally inspected these vehicles at the Army Headquarters premises.

  • Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Creates New History

    2024-01-25 07:56:25

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Creates New History

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army, achieved the status of Military Paratrooper on 22 January 2024, through his profound expertise and knowledge in the military parachuting. The Commander's journey to become a Military Paratrooper took place at the Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS) in Kudaoya.

  • Army Troops Transform Galewela Public Ground

    2024-01-22 16:13:57

    Army Troops Transform Galewela Public Ground

    The newly renovated public ground in Galewela was officially handed over to the public in a simple ceremony on 21 January 2024. The event was graced by Hon. Pramitha Bandara Thennakoon, Acting Minister of Defence, Hon. Janaka Bandara Thennakon, Member of Parliament Matale District and Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army.

  • SLE 'Colours Night - 2024' Recognizes Outstanding Sports and Athletic Achievements

    2024-01-20 20:20:11

    SLE 'Colours Night - 2024' Recognizes Outstanding Sports and Athletic Achievements

    The Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) held its prestigious 'Colours Night - 2024' ceremony at the Panagoda Army Gymnasium on Friday (19 January 2024). The event, graced by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest, aimed to recognize and commend the exceptional achievements of SLE sportsmen in various sports events.

  • Sri Lanka Army's Milestone with the Fifth Army Doctrinal Publication Launch

    2024-01-19 21:21:32

    Sri Lanka Army's Milestone with the Fifth Army Doctrinal Publication Launch

    The launch of the Army Doctrinal Publication at the Army Headquarters on Friday, (19 January), marked a significant moment in the Sri Lanka Army's progressive march, ushering in a new era for military training, education and staff work.

  • The Commander of the Army Provides Musical Instruments for MT/ Elwela Vidyalaya Band

    2024-01-16 19:33:23

    The Commander of the Army Provides Musical Instruments for MT/ Elwela Vidyalaya Band

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army, demonstrated his unwavering commitment to supporting education and the arts by generously donating musical instruments to the Western Band of MT/Elwela Vidyalaya, Ukuwela, Matale on 16 January. This act of patronage came in response to a request made by Mr. K.A.B.K.K Kodithuwakku, the Principal of MT/ Elwela Vidyalaya, Ukuwela, Matale.