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  • 5th CCC of the Army Leaves for UN Peacekeeping in Mali

    2023-07-02 11:43:11

    5th CCC of the Army Leaves for UN Peacekeeping in Mali

    One more contingent of well-trained and meticulously-prepared Army personnel in the 5th Combat Convoy Company (CCC), designed to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) left for Mali Saturday (July 01) evening as the first segment of 170 troops out of the full contingent of 243, set to leave in stages.

  • 5th Army Contingent Ready for Departure to Serve UN in MINUSMA

    2023-06-23 19:20:52

    5th  Army Contingent Ready for Departure to Serve UN in MINUSMA

    The 5th Combat Convoy Company (CCC), now ready to undertake UN Peacekeeping Mission responsibilities in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) before their departure from the country presented a ceremonial salute to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army at the Regimental Headquarters parade ground of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) in Ambepussa on Friday (23).

  • ASVU Initiatives Relieve More & More Civil Employees at Army HQ of Economic Burdens

    2023-06-21 16:42:17

    ASVU Initiatives Relieve More & More Civil Employees at Army HQ of Economic Burdens

    The Sri Lanka Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) at the Army HQ, once again extending its helping hand to lessen burning economic difficulties of civil employees serving the Army HQ and practising the ‘Daana’ (donation) precept in Buddhist teachings, awarded 483 dry and fresh ration packs to the civil employees during a special ceremony, graced by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army and Mrs Janaki Liyanage, President, ASVU as distinguished guests at the Army HQ.

  • Army Troops Once Again Come to the Fore for Nation-building School Project at Kotapola

    2023-06-16 19:39:20

    Army Troops Once Again Come to the Fore for Nation-building School Project at Kotapola

    The Sri Lanka Army's engineering and technical prowess as well as its all-time readiness to perform nation-building tasks at any given time came to light this morning (16 June) once again when 12 Engineer Services Regiment troops on the directions of the Commander of the Army undertook to erect a much-needed two storey building for students at Ilukpitiya Kanishta (Junior) Vidyalaya, situated in Ilukpitiya, Kotapola in Matara District.

  • Army Doctors Enter Guinness World Records Removing the World’s Largest Kidney Stone

    2023-06-13 21:22:14

    Army Doctors Enter Guinness World Records Removing the World’s Largest Kidney Stone

    The removal of the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone (calculus) through a major surgery occurred on Thursday (June 1) at the Colombo Army Hospital, entering the Guinness World Records. Consultant Urologist, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan, Head of Genito Urinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital took the lead in the surgery together with Captain (Dr) W.P.S.C Pathirathna and Dr Thamasha Premathilaka. Colonel (Dr) U.A.L.D Perera and Colonel (Dr) C.S Abeysinghe also contributed during the surgery as Consultant Anaesthetists.

  • Fostering Goodwill, Nigerian Military Delegation Calls at Army HQ

    2023-06-07 21:59:58

    Fostering Goodwill, Nigerian Military Delegation Calls at Army HQ

    A delegation of military officers of the Nigerian Army, currently in Sri Lanka on a five-day long familiarization tour paid a courtesy call to the Army HQ on Wednesday (7).

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS POSON FULL MOON DAY !

    2023-06-03 00:23:36

    MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS POSON FULL MOON DAY !

    Let Blessings of Sacred Poson Full Moon Day That Brought Upon a New Civilization Give Strength to All of Us & Prosper Our Motherland ! Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army, All Officers, Other Ranks & Civil Staff Share Noble Thoughts on this Special Day.

  • Religious Blessings to Mark Commander’s First Year in Office

    2023-06-01 21:05:31

    Religious Blessings to Mark Commander’s First Year in Office

    Today (1st June 2023) marks the completion of the first year of office of the incumbent 24th Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu whose command and leadership has made significant and progressive contribution to the growth of the Sri Lanka Army while making great strides in many a sphere, like nation building and community oriented projects, enhancing measures for soldiers welfare, resource and financial management strategies, restructuring of Army formations and so on, to state just a few.

  • Army Chief with ASVU President Meets 'Abhimansala-2' Wellness Resort War Heroes

    2023-05-28 12:45:02

    Army Chief with ASVU President Meets 'Abhimansala-2' Wellness Resort War Heroes

    Not forgetful of the bravery of the corps of professionally-trained War Heroes who sacrificed their legs and limbs for the motherland before May 2009, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army, together with Mrs Janaki Liyanage, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) paid a visit to see the War Heroes under recuperation and rehabilitation at 'Abhimansala - 02' wellness resort at Kamburupitiya on Saturday (May 27) and spent a few hours with those resident War Heroes while inquiring about their well-being.

  • Army Commander Receives Army Doctrinal Publications (Volume -2), Compiled by Dte of RCD

    2023-05-26 11:03:27

    Army Commander Receives Army Doctrinal Publications (Volume -2), Compiled by Dte of RCD

    Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army on Thursdays (25) during a brief ceremony at the Army Headquarters received maiden copies of the 'Special Operations Forces' Doctrine, four 'Army Field' Manuals and the 'General Staff Publication on Intelligence', compiled by the Directorate of Research Concept and Doctrine (Dte of RCD) of the Sri Lanka Army.