The inaugural ceremony of the 6th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine (SLCOMM), themed ‘Resilience of Military Medicine in Times of Crisis’, the forum that synergizes military-civil contribution for greater interaction took place on Friday (Feb 24) evening at Eagle's Lakeside Hotel in Attidiya in the presence of a considerable gathering of medical consultants, professionals and experts on military medicine. His Excellency the President Ranil Wickremesinghe graced as the Chief Guest while Professor Selvanayagam Nirthanan joined as the Guest of Honour at the invitation of the SLCOMM.
The Phase-2 of the 'Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship project, initiated by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) at the Army HQ, intending to grant educational relief to students of Army families, late War Heroes and injured War Heroes got underway on Thursday (23 Feb) by awarding 100 more scholarships, each worth of Rs. 25,000 to students during a symbolic distribution ceremony at the Army HQ. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Mrs Janaki Liyanage, President, ASVU graced the awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest where sons and daughters of fallen War Heroes or...
The Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC)-initiated first symposium of the series of scheduled 'Technological Seminars', themed ‘Precise Human - Technology Symmetry for Better Organizational Efficacy’ was inaugurated this morning (Feb 22) at the Multifunctional Hall at the Army Headquarters, headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. The seminar series were initiated on a conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army and under the guidance of Major General H.M.L.D Herath RSP VSV USP psc, Chief Signal Officer (CSO). Major General D.G.S Senarath Yapa RWP RSP ndu, Deputy Chief of Staff, together with the CSO warmly welcomed the Army Chief at the entrance.
The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Regiment's first-ever inducting 'Colours Night' which recognizes and appreciates unique sports skills of 75 cavalrymen out of 477 eligible sportsmen was staged on Monday (20) evening at Kotalawala Defence University auditorium before a distinguished gathering, headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. Lighting of the traditional oil lamp, recital of the National anthem and the Army song, observance of a two-minute silence in honour of fallen War Heroes and the welcome note, delivered by Major General D.B.S.N Bothota RWP RSP VSV USP psc, SLAC Colonel Commandant set the stage ready for the day's proceedings soon after the day's Chief Guest was received in a warm welcome upon his arrival there.
Smartly-lined up more than 300 of tri-service members joined the ‘Conseil International du Sport Militaire’ (CISM) run on Saturday (18) to mark the World Military Day of the CISM after assembling at Air Force ground in Colombo, headed by General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders and tri service Senior Officers. This year's CISM run which began at Air Force ground covered a distance of about 4 km before it ended near the same location. One hundred personnel from each service, Army, Navy and Air Force, led by respective tri-service Commanders adds special significance every year and symbolizes the international recognition of sports capabilities of the Armed Forces in Sri Lanka.
General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, HI (M), Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan (Chairman, JCSC, Pakistan) currently in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill tour called on Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army on Friday (10) afternoon at the Army Headquarters. The visiting Chairman JCSC, Pakistan was received by Colonel D.K.R Perera, Commander, Army Headquarters’ Brigade and was welcomed at the Army Headquarters in a formal military ceremony where General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, HI (M) was honoured in a smartly-dressed Guard Turnout in conformity with military traditions.
HE the President Ranil Wickremesinghe along with Hon Prime Minister and a host of distinguished multi religious, diplomatic, ministerial, defence, state and civil dignitaries and invitees at Galle Face esplanade this morning (4 Feb) saluted the motherland during the 75th National Independence Day celebration where the determined commitment of all Sri Lankans to march forward in Sri Lanka's quest for prosperity, peace, reconciliation and long-lasting stability was once again showcased.
On the eve of the 75th National Independence Day anniversary, a total of 53 most Senior Army Officers, 17 most Senior Navy Officers and 7 most Senior Air Force Officers (both retired and serving) who had maintained exceptional, distinguished, unblemished and loyal service of moral and military conduct for not less than 25 years were conferred the ‘Vishishta Seva Vibushanaya’ (VSV) decoration today (1 Feb) by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces...
The 9th contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), ready to leave for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to serve the Level-2 SRIMED Hospital before their departure presented a ceremonial salute to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the SLAMC Regimental Headquarters ground at Werahera on Wednesday (25).
The customary flag-awarding ceremony of the re-designated 4th Gajaba Regiment (GR) which was converted to a Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) in 2007, took place on Friday (20 January) at the Gajaba Regiment Regimental Headquarters in Saliyapura headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment, GR as the Chief Guest. According, the 24th Battalion of the Gajaba Regiment was redesigned as the 4th Battalion of the Gajaba Regiment.