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  • Lord Naseby, True Defender of Sri Lanka's War against Terrorism Releases His Past Memoirs in Book

    30th March 2022 11:50:35 Hours

    Lord Naseby, True Defender of Sri Lanka's War against Terrorism Releases His Past Memoirs in Book

    The Rt Hon the Lord Michael Naseby PC, the British Conservative Party politician who is also the Joint Chair of the All Party Group on Sri Lanka, currently in Sri Lanka released his newest book, " Sri Lanka: Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained " this evening (29) at BMICH in the presence of a distinguished gathering of invitees including Prof G. L Peiris, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diplomats, Secretary Defence, General Kamal Gunarathna (retd), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva scholars, patriots, and invitees.

  • Army Gives Its Push to Government’s National Home Gardening Drive - 2022’

    29th March 2022 18:01:43 Hours

    Army Gives Its Push to Government’s National Home Gardening Drive - 2022’

    The Sri Lanka Army acting as a stimulus to the Ministry of Lands-spearheaded ‘National Home Gardening Drive - 2022’ (Green Nation) project under the theme, ‘Let Us Start from Our Home Garden’ contributed its share to the project this morning (29) by planting about 500 vegetable saplings around the walkway premises, adjacent to the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters. General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...

  • Commander among Invitees to Bangladesh National Day

    27th March 2022 21:12:26 Hours

    Commander among Invitees to Bangladesh National Day

    A gathering of diplomats and defence advisers of Sri Lanka-based embassies on Saturday (26) added value to the 51st Anniversary of the Independence Day and National Day of Bangladesh during a commemorative function, held at Hotel Galle Face. General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was among one of the distinguished invitees to the occasion at the invitation of the High Commissioner of Bangladesh.

  • Fallen War Hero’s Daughter Warms New House at Commander’s Request

    18th March 2022 14:08:00 Hours

    Fallen War Hero’s Daughter Warms New House at Commander’s Request

    Off his day’s busy schedule, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (18) made a bee-line to Kendaliyaddapaluwa in Ganemulla and added symbolic value to the memory of a fallen War Hero in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by vesting a new house with his family members, built at a cost of about Rs 1.5 m. Lieutenant Colonel K.L.K Nanayakkara of 7 Gemunu Watch while fighting against LTTE terrorists in order to...

  • Undeniable Technical Expertise of Army Engineers Puts up Alternative Bridge Within 5 Days to Matara Pigeon Island

    12th March 2022 15:16:38 Hours

    Undeniable Technical Expertise of Army Engineers Puts up Alternative Bridge Within 5 Days  to Matara Pigeon Island

    Technically and professionally-qualified Sri Lanka Army troops on a Presidential directive given to the Army Chief rose to the challenge of putting up an alternative temporary bridge, instead of the collapsed one between the Matara Pigeon Island and the mainland in less than a week, and vested it in the members of the Maha Sangha and the public this morning (12) during a brief ceremony, held at the 'Uposhithagaraya' and temple premises of the Shymopali Maha Vihara Vanshika Sri Rohana Chapter of the Maha Sangha Sabha.

  • Cream of the Army Gymnasts Awarded in Impressive Ceremony

    12th March 2022 06:08:28 Hours

    Cream of the Army Gymnasts Awarded in Impressive Ceremony

    The best of the best in the field of Army Gymnastics - 2021 were recognized and awarded this afternoon (10) at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo during an elaborate and attractive ceremony, graced by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who is also the Chairman, National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC) as the Chief Guest...

  • HE the President Makes Offerings to Sanda Hiru Seya

    06th March 2022 13:57:00 Hours

    HE the President Makes Offerings to Sanda Hiru Seya

    Hours before placement of 'Atavisi' Buddha statues around the 'Salapatalamaluwa' at ‘Sanda Hiru Seya', HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, together, with the First Lady and Security Chiefs visited the sacred Stupa, dedicated to the memory of fallen War Heroes and paid his obeisance to the Dagoba at Anuradhapura on Saturday (5) morning.

  • Commander Evaluates Progress in Reviving Kuragala Monastery

    04th March 2022 08:30:01 Hours

    Commander Evaluates Progress in Reviving Kuragala Monastery

    The archaeologically-rich 2nd Century BC Balangoda Pooragala Raja Maha Vihara alias Kuragala Cave monastery, which remained dilapidated and encroached by various interested elements for a long time, is now fast reaching its ancient glory with a total facelift and a complete renovation as a Buddhist place of reconciliation and harmony, and is geared to hold this year's National Vesak Festival in the premises as per directions of HE the President and Hon Prime Minister who is also the Minister of Buddha Sasana.

  • ‘Seth Pirith’ Chanting Recalls Ancient Religious Bonds & Invokes Blessings on 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka - China Diplomatic Relations

    26th February 2022 22:05:33 Hours

    ‘Seth Pirith’ Chanting Recalls Ancient Religious Bonds & Invokes Blessings on 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka - China Diplomatic Relations

    The Ambassador of China in Sri Lanka, H.E. Qi Zhenhong, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Embassy officials and representatives of Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association and a gathering of invitees this morning (26) joined a Buddhist religious programme to chant ‘Seth Pirith’ concurrently at the historic Abhayagiriya Temple....

  • Fruitful 9th AAST in Pune Want Proposal for Partnership with Gurkha Regiment & Gajaba Regiment Implemented

    22nd February 2022 08:24:58 Hours

    Fruitful 9th AAST in Pune Want Proposal for Partnership with Gurkha Regiment & Gajaba Regiment Implemented

    The overarching, fruitful and bilaterally central discussions and the successful outcome of cordial interactions that occurred between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army during the three-day (10-12 February) long formal 9th Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) sessions at the Indian Army’s oldest and outstanding Southern Command Headquarters in Pune were formally conveyed to....