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  • Colourful Flag Blessing Ceremony at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ on 70th Army Anniversary Held

    01st October 2019 13:11:16 Hours

    Colourful Flag Blessing Ceremony at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ on 70th Army Anniversary Held

    Reverberating rhythmic beats of traditional and auspicious drums, ‘Hevisi’ and ‘Magul Bera’ on Tuesday (1) morning echoed around the Anuradhapura sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ precincts as the stage was set to start the annual Flag Blessing ceremony, precursor to the forthcoming 70th Army Day (October 10).

  • Sri Lanka's Much Sought Service-Provider & Defender Reaches its 70th Anniversary

    28th September 2019 18:27:45 Hours

    Sri Lanka's Much Sought Service-Provider & Defender Reaches its 70th Anniversary

    Sri Lanka's much-sought service provider and the prime watchdog for defence of the motherland, the Sri Lanka Army with an unmatched record of gallantry and selfless sacrifices is to mature into be a septuagenarian in a few days, and the customary sequence of commemorative events to mark its 70th anniversary got to a start this morning (28)...

  • “Our People Vulnerable for Misinformation with Internet Use Growing” - Commander

    24th September 2019 17:39:51 Hours

    “Our People Vulnerable for Misinformation with Internet Use Growing” - Commander

    Sri Lanka Army was honoured by inviting its Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as a Guest of Honour to deliver opening remarks to the 7th Annual Cyber Security Summit - 2019 that began its sessions at Colombo Cinnamon Grand Hotel this morning (24).

  • Final Amphibious Onslaught Against Enemy Hideouts in Mock Operation Conducted in Kuchchaveli

    23rd September 2019 22:30:23 Hours

    Final Amphibious Onslaught Against Enemy Hideouts in Mock Operation Conducted in Kuchchaveli

    The apex of the joint three-week long Exercise 'Cormorant Strike X - 2019’ (FTX) of the Army, comprised largely of Special Forces (SF) and Commando Regiment (CR), troops and backed effectively by sailors, airmen, mechanized infantrymen and foreign troops got off the ground at Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee this afternoon (23) before...

  • Commander in Jaffna Joins Distribution of Pushbikes to Needy Students

    22nd September 2019 10:42:29 Hours

    Commander in Jaffna Joins Distribution of Pushbikes to Needy Students

    The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) in parallel with the Commander's first visit to the SFHQ-J extended its helping hand once again to needy students in Jaffna by distributing one more stock of new push bicycles and saplings of economic and domestic value among them during a brief ceremony, held at the SFHQ-J on Saturday (21) .

  • Army Chief in Jaffna Talks to Troops & Explains His Vision

    21st September 2019 09:26:25 Hours

    Army Chief in Jaffna Talks to Troops & Explains His Vision

    In his Friday's address to a four-digit number strong gathering of All Ranks serving the Security Forces-Jaffna, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the SFHQ-J spoke out his mind and the vision for the Army and emphasized that the Army's priority is to protect the country's national security and her people's security all the time.

  • Impressed Little Environmentalists Impress the Army Chief with Exclusive Watering Project for Wilpattu Reforestation

    19th September 2019 08:57:26 Hours

    Impressed Little Environmentalists Impress the Army Chief with Exclusive Watering Project for Wilpattu Reforestation

    Children, attached to the Whyteleaf Performing Arts Academy at Kohuwala, in what could be considered a monumental gesture of exceptional nature for sustainability of the environment, met the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Wednesday (18) at the Army Headquarters and expressed their solidarity with the Army's ongoing ‘Thuruliya Wenuwen Api’ Wilpattu Reserve Reforestation Project by donating water retention clay pots and excess cash to the value of Rs 2 lakhs for use in the project.

  • “Navy - Army Relations to Reach New Heights,” Assures Visiting Army Chief

    16th September 2019 13:39:25 Hours

    “Navy - Army Relations to Reach New Heights,” Assures Visiting Army Chief

    Heralding a new era of understanding, unity, goodwill and strong connectivity, the Navy Headquarters this morning (16) extended a warm welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army when he paid the first courtesy call on his Navy counterpart, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva at the Navy Commander’s office.

  • Commander Speaks to Communicators in the Army

    10th September 2019 18:34:13 Hours

    Commander Speaks to Communicators in the Army

    “You form the backbone of the organization as most effective communicators and the binding link between Officers and Other Ranks while dedicatedly taking charge of administrative and logistic matters under your domain which in turn enables the organization to run smoothly,” highlighted Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army on Tuesday (10) when he for the first time as the Commander, spoke to a record gathering of 200 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs), drawn from all Army formations across the island.

  • Commander Makes His First Visit to the SFHQ-E

    09th September 2019 11:43:52 Hours

    Commander Makes His First Visit to the SFHQ-E

    Undertaking the first field visit to the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) upon taking reins of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army arrived at the SFHQ-E on Sunday (8) in order to receive an update on the role and tasks of the Headquarters.