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  • Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    10th October 2020 00:00:01 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    The Sri Lanka Army, the protective shield behind which our country pursues unhampered and arduous struggle toward economic growth and social development, matures into its 71st birthday today (10) as the finest and most trusted service-provider whose scope of dedication, courage, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice has commanded the admiration of the Nation more than ever before. The incumbent Commander of the Army at this milestone anniversary while paying tribute to all War Heroes, Officers, All Ranks and civil staff conveys his best wishes on account of the Army Day.

  • First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    08th October 2020 20:13:00 Hours

    First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    The largest disciplined human resource in the country, the Sri Lanka Army, well conceived of multiple and complex global threat landscape and the imperative need for adaptation to dramatic transformation to be in constant touch with ever-changing battlefield scenarios in recent years has now drafted the 'Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy for 2020-2025' as per guidelines given by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • ‘Abishekam’ Pooja Invokes Blessings on 71st Army Anniversary

    04th October 2020 09:30:32 Hours

    ‘Abishekam’ Pooja Invokes Blessings on 71st Army Anniversary

    Customary Hindu spiritual blessings on the forthcoming 71st Army Anniversary and the Army Day (October 10) were invoked this evening (3) at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo 13 in the form of a special ‘Abishekam’ Pooja ritual, considered as one of the most revered and recognized blessings among the Hindus.

  • ‘Pirith’ Chanting & ‘Sangeeka Daana’ at Army HQ Bless Army Anniversary

    02nd October 2020 06:48:49 Hours

    ‘Pirith’ Chanting & ‘Sangeeka Daana’ at Army HQ Bless Army Anniversary

    The all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting, a customary religious feature, organized every year by the Army Buddhist Association on account of the forthcoming Army Day (10 October) and the 71st Army Anniversary got underway on Thursday (1), ‘Vap’ Poya day...

  • 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    30th September 2020 13:24:02 Hours

    'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    The chain of religious blessing ceremonies, the forerunner to the forthcoming Army Day and 71st Army Anniversary (10 October) had one more major segment, held on a grand scale at the most sacred Anuradhapura ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ precincts this morning (30), graced by hundreds of representative Army personnel, led by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest for the occasion.

  • 71st Army Anniversary Commemorations Begin Prioritizing Worship of 'Shareerika' Relics at Sri Dalada Maligawa

    28th September 2020 23:29:43 Hours

    71st Army Anniversary Commemorations Begin Prioritizing Worship of 'Shareerika' Relics at Sri Dalada Maligawa

    The customary sequence of forthcoming 71st Army anniversary religious ceremonies, precursor to the colourful climax at Galle Face Green on the Army Day (10 October) commenced this morning (28) at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy, attaching pride of place to inaugural offerings, alms-giving and the flag-blessing observances, graced by the....

  • 'World Tourism Day' Conference Invites Army Commander to Deliver Keynote Address

    27th September 2020 20:27:19 Hours

    'World Tourism Day' Conference Invites Army Commander to Deliver Keynote Address

    The 7th consecutive International Tourism Leaders’ Summit (TLS) and Tourism Research Conference sessions, held this morning (27) at Kandy City Center in parallel to the official celebration of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Tourism Day in Sri Lanka, together with the Department of Trade Commerce and Tourism, Central Province in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, had Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operation Centre...

  • ‘Army Road Race-2020' Flagged off at Army HQ Entrance Covers 22 Km

    26th September 2020 15:23:18 Hours

    ‘Army Road Race-2020' Flagged off at Army HQ Entrance Covers 22 Km

    The Army Road Race - 2020, an annual feature popular among Army athletes was flagged off by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak as the Chief Guest at the Army HQ entrance on Saturday (26) with 125 participants, representing 17 Regiments, and ended at Panagoda Army Cantonment covering approximately a distance of about 22 km.

  • Army Chief, Chief Guest to Open 'Victory & Peace' Art Exhibition at Colombo Russian Centre

    22nd September 2020 10:38:01 Hours

    Army Chief, Chief Guest to Open 'Victory & Peace' Art Exhibition at Colombo Russian Centre

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Monday evening (21) was the Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Art Exhibition, themed ‘Victory and Peace’ at the Russian Centre in Colombo, coincident with the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the 2nd World War.

  • Commander Opens SLNG's New Playground for Both Army & School Athletes

    18th September 2020 17:30:04 Hours

    Commander Opens SLNG's New Playground for Both Army & School Athletes

    The Headquarter Battalion of the Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) at Heraliyawala, quite close to the SLNG Regimental Headquarters at Wehera, Kurunegala, extended a warm welcome to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva when he arrived at the HQ Battalion premises to open its new playground this morning (18).