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  • ‘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).

  • SLA's 132nd Anniversary Commemoration Begins Saluting Fallen Gunners

    17th September 2020 22:53:44 Hours

    SLA's 132nd Anniversary Commemoration Begins Saluting Fallen Gunners

    One of the oldest and reputed regiments in the Army, Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), celebrating its 132 years of service to the Nation, commemorated its unforgettable fallen War Heroes on Thursday (17) during a solemn ceremony, held at the SLA Regiment’s War Heroes' Memorial at the Regimental Centre, Panagoda.

  • The Army “Thuru Mithuru - Nawa Ratak” Receives Stimulant to Assist Farming Community around Army Camps

    14th September 2020 18:43:02 Hours

    The Army “Thuru Mithuru - Nawa Ratak” Receives Stimulant to Assist Farming Community around Army Camps

    The brainchild of the Commander of the Army, “Thuru Mithuru-Nawa Ratak,” the multifaceted project, being spearheaded by the Army for promotion of crop cultivation among troops and the general public this morning (14) picked up more steam and vigour when the Commercial Bank came forward to supplement....

  • 300 More Elite SF Graduates Pass Out to Adorn the Army & Strengthen National Security

    13th September 2020 01:28:20 Hours

    300 More Elite SF Graduates Pass Out to Adorn the Army & Strengthen National Security

    The state-of-the art Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Maduruoya adorned ceremonial garbs Saturday (12) morning and inducted well-trained five more Officers and 295 Other Ranks of the elite Special Forces (SF) who followed the intensive nine-month long Training Course No-50, amidst greetings and best wishes during an eventful formal ceremony, dignified by the presence of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment of Special Forces as the Chief Guest.

  • Commander Shows Gratitude to East-based Troops for Commitment to COVID-19 Control

    10th September 2020 19:36:00 Hours

    Commander Shows Gratitude to East-based Troops for Commitment to COVID-19 Control

    Trincomalee-headquartered 22 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - East on Thursday (10) received the visiting 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 (NOCPCO) to a red carpet welcome who was on a formal visit to the East on a fact-finding mission.

  • Colombo Army Hospital Strengthens National Efforts Opening Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

    08th September 2020 16:55:50 Hours

    Colombo Army Hospital Strengthens National Efforts Opening Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

    A fully-equipped and automated Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory facility with a capacity for conduct of about 300 COVID-19 (PCR) tests for Sri Lanka Army personnel and their families became operational from today (8) onwards at the Colombo Army Hospital, providing a boost to the governmental national efforts for conduct of PCR tests and other ones for infectious diseases.

  • War Veteran's Blockbuster 'Gotabaya' English Edition & Novel, 'Paathalayo' Launched

    07th September 2020 08:23:34 Hours

    War Veteran's Blockbuster 'Gotabaya' English Edition & Novel, 'Paathalayo' Launched

    The ceremonial launch of the Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne-authored English edition of 'Gotabaya', the biography of Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who later became the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, and now HE the President and the novel, 'Paathalayo', the true episodes of underworld operations took place this evening (6) at the Colombo Ananda College Kularatne auditorium, graced by members of the clergy,

  • College of Military Medicine Inducts its New President

    05th September 2020 12:52:30 Hours

    College of Military Medicine Inducts its New President

    Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine (SLCOMM) on Friday (4) inducted Brigadier Crishantha Fernando as the new President of the SLCOMM during a ceremony at Shangri La Hotel, graced by a distinguished gathering of medical experts of fame.