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  • MSM Visit Takes New Commander Down Memory Lane

    23rd August 2019 18:45:26 Hours

    MSM Visit Takes New Commander Down Memory Lane

    Showing prioritized concern and recalling brotherly ties and collective responsibility that he has had in the battlefield, the new Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva this morning (23), together with Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President Army Seva Vanitha Unit and his daughters visited the Mihindu Seth Medura (MSM) at Attidiya where more than 50 wounded War Heroes are under recuperation and rehabilitation for the rest of their lives.

  • New Commander Amid Ceremonials & Greetings Assumes Office at AHQ

    21st August 2019 10:21:22 Hours

    New Commander Amid Ceremonials & Greetings Assumes Office at AHQ

    The Sri Lanka Army Headquarters on Wednesday (August 21) gave a red carpet welcome to the Army’s newly-appointed 23rd Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc when he arrived at the Army Headquarters to take office amid military honours, ceremonials, greetings and best wishes.

  • Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander Accepts Symbolic Baton from Outgoing General Mahesh Senanayake

    20th August 2019 12:29:56 Hours

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander Accepts Symbolic Baton from Outgoing General Mahesh Senanayake

    A formal military salute and a dignified ceremony at the Army Headquarters premises and the Commander’s office this morning (20) saluted the outgoing 22nd Commander of the Army, General Mahesh Senanayake in keeping with military traditions after he symbolically handed over the replica of the ornamental Baton to his successor....

  • Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander of the Army

    19th August 2019 13:28:54 Hours

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, New Commander of the Army

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc as the 23rd Commander of the Army effective from 18 August 2019 after promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General.

  • Special Forces Recognized Awarding President’s ‘Rana Parashuwa’

    17th August 2019 07:55:42 Hours

    Special Forces Recognized Awarding President’s ‘Rana Parashuwa’

    The ceremonial award of the President’s ‘Rana Parashuwa’ (Hatchet) and the Regimental ‘Rana Parashuwa’ to the Special Forces (SF) Regiment, identical to the presentation of prestigious Presidential Colours or honorary Regimental Colours took place this morning (16) at Naula SF Regimental Headquarters for the first time in a glittering ceremony, headed by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

  • Sound Army Relations between Russia - Sri Lanka Open up Landmark Training Slots for Armed Forces

    10th August 2019 12:21:22 Hours

    Sound Army Relations between Russia - Sri Lanka Open up Landmark Training Slots for Armed Forces

    The sound bilateral military cooperation that prevails between the Sri Lanka Army and its Russian counterparts became distinctively evident during the most recent three-day long (August 3 - 5) visit of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to Russia after an invitation was extended by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

  • Ordnance Corps Sports Achievers Awarded in Colourful ‘Colours Night’

    09th August 2019 13:06:44 Hours

    Ordnance Corps Sports Achievers Awarded in Colourful ‘Colours Night’

    The glittering ‘Colours Night - 2019’ of the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC), in which the sports fraternity of the SLAOC was recognized and awarded got underway at the Colombo Bishop College auditorium on Thursday (8) evening before a packed audience, headed by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, the Chief Guest for the occasion.

  • 3 SF Regiment Adds New Wings & Concept for ‘Strategic Corporal’ Bears Fruits

    07th August 2019 18:18:14 Hours

    3 SF Regiment Adds New Wings & Concept for ‘Strategic Corporal’ Bears Fruits

    The 23-year old 3 Special Forces (SF) Regiment, headquartered in Vavuniya added new feathers this morning (7) and turned more professionally-qualified when it got equipped with a Capacity Enhancement Training Facility Complex with a new museum of the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRP) operations, modern lecture hall with synchronized building and the first-ever underground firing range, supplemented with ballistic accessories.

  • New Air Force Chief Warmly Welcomed at Army HQ amid Military Honours

    01st August 2019 18:11:18 Hours

    New Air Force Chief Warmly Welcomed at Army HQ amid Military Honours

    Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force making his first formal visit to the Army Headquarters upon his assumption of office, had a cordial interaction with his counterpart in the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake this morning (01) at the Army Headquarters.

  • Other Ranks Arriving in Colombo for Medical Grounds or Otherwise Provided with Accommodation Bonanza

    31st July 2019 18:19:05 Hours

    Other Ranks Arriving in Colombo for Medical Grounds or Otherwise Provided with Accommodation Bonanza

    On a conceptual notion suggested by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, Other Ranks and their family members arriving in Colombo for medical purposes or otherwise can now make use of two completely-converted, renovated and well-equipped spacious holiday quarters in the Manning town Army Residential Complex...